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Unformatted text preview: Had to appear before Emperor Charles V-Wasn’t killed because he was protected by Frederick the Wise, a German Prince who was entitled to be one of the seven electors of the Emperor-Urban movement exploded into war in the countryside in 1525-“Peasants’ War”-Many peasants in southern and central Germany rose in rebellion, plundering monasteries, refusing to pay taxes, demanding village autonomy, the abolition of serfdom, and the right to appoint their own pastors-Some were led by Thomas Müntzer-Peasants’ War split the reform movement as princes rallied their troops to track down and kill the rebels and their leaders-Luther tried to mediate, but the rebels ignored his pleas, and he called upon the princes to destroy the rebels-1529 Charles declares the Roman Catholic faith the empire’s only legitimate religion, and the Lutheran German princes protested and thus came to be known as Protestants...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 1201 taught by Professor Howardeisenstatt during the Fall '07 term at Seton Hall.
- Fall '07
- Martin Luther