Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Elector John George of Saxony
sign the Peace of Prague. Saxony gains the greatest concessions,
acquiring the territory of Lusatia, and securing the archbishopric
of Magdeburg for the Elector's second son. The treaty agrees to
return the Holy Roman Empire to its state in 1627, before the 1629
Edict of Restitution, and Lutheranism takes on a privileged status.
The treaty is subsequently accepted by Brandenburg and most
Lutheran states, so from henceforth the Thirty Years War shifts
away from a religious conflict towards an international one, with
France and Sweden allied against the House of Habsburg.
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Editors. "Peace of Prague between the Emperor Ferdinand II and the Elector of Saxony". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16091, accessed 21 August 2017.]
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