Augsburg, Peace of
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The Peace of Augsburg, part of the resolution of the Diet of Augsburg on September 9, 1555 [1], ranks among the fundamental constitutional laws of the early modern Holy Roman Empire. After decades of serious conflict over the true religion and the confessional constitution of the Empire, the two religious camps that emerged from the Reformation controversy, Roman Catholics and the Augsburg Confession, agreed on a compromise in the Peace of Augsburg that satisfied both their need for permanent legal security and …

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Brockmann, Thomas, “Augsburg, Peace of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 26 March 2017 <>
First published online: 2015

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