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Augsburg, Peace of
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I. With the Peace of Augsburg of Sep 25, 1555, the constitutional confusion that had broken out since the Edict of Worms of 1521 over the Catholic prohibition and the resistance of the Protestant movement came to an end through King Ferdinand's unification of the Protestant and Roman Catholic imperial estates (Reichsstände). It formed the most important basic law of the empire in the confessional age, which confirmed as modified by the Peace of Westphalia – established a church constitution for the empire (Reichskirchenverfassung) which did not favor the one rel…

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Heckel, Martin, “Augsburg, Peace of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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