Ed M asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Was imperial weakness in the Holy Roman Empire important in causing the Religious Peace of Augsburg in 1555?

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    The Peace of Augsburg, also called the Augsburg Settlement, was a treaty between Charles VCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor

    Charles V was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary retirement and abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I and his son Philip II in...

    and the forces of the Schmalkaldic LeagueSchmalkaldic League

    The Schmalkaldic League was a defensive alliance of Lutheran princes within the Holy Roman Empire during the mid-16th century. Although originally started for religious motives soon after the start of the Protestant Reformation, its members eventually intended for the League to replace the Holy...

    , an alliance of Lutheran princes, on September 25, 1555, at the imperial city of AugsburgAugsburg

    Augsburg is a city in the south-west of Bavaria in Germany. It is a University town and home of the Regierungsbezirk Schwaben and the Bezirk Schwaben. Augsburg is an urban district and home to the institutions of the Landkreis Augsburg. It is, as of 2008, the third-largest city in Bavaria with a...

    , now in present-day BavariaBavaria

    Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of the country. With an area of , it is the largest German state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany...

    , Germany.

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