Schmalkaldic War


The Schmalkaldic War (1546-1547) was fought between the Protestant Schmalkaldic League and the Catholic armies under Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who, having failed to achieve religious unity of his subjects at the Diet of Augsburg in 1530, sought to impose it by force. Charles V won the war but was unable to suppress the Protestant movement.

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  • 1546 - 1547
    The Schmalkaldic War between Protestant German princes and the Catholic forces of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Catholics win.
  • 1552
    The Second Schmalkaldic War continues the conflict; Protestants defeat the Catholic forces.