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Augsburg Interim
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[German Version]

is the designation for a decree by Charles V of Germany that provided a preliminary solution to the religion issue in Germany between (“interim”) the Augsburg Reichstag (Imperial Diet) of 1547/48 and the Council of Trent. Despite his victory over the Schmalkaldic League, the Emperor was not able to prevail, however. Not only did his Protestant allies (esp. Moritz, Elector of Saxony) refuse, but so did the old church estates. The Interim was declared binding, consequently, only for the Protestant territories and imperial cities and was inclu…

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Müller, Gerhard L., “Augsburg Interim”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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