John George Duke of Saxony applies for admission to the Protestant
Union of German princes. His support is lukewarm, however: despite
being a Lutheran himself, he had not joined the Union on its first
creation in 1608, and had even supported the candidacy of hardline
Catholic Archduke Ferdinand to become King of the Romans.
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Editors. "John George Duke of Saxony applies to join the Protestant Union". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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