Peace of Prague between the Emperor Ferdinand II and the Elector of Saxony (100 words)

Historical Context Note

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


Related Groups

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.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Editors. "Peace of Prague between the Emperor Ferdinand II and the Elector of Saxony". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[, accessed 22 May 2018.]

Related Groups

  1. Thirty Years War

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.