300th Anniversary of the Protest at Speyer April 19, 1529

This medal commemorates the 300th anniversary of the imperial diet held in Speyer in 1529 at which five Lutheran princes issued a strong protest against the anti-Lutheran measures of Emperor Carl V as he sought to reverse the policy of religious tolerance adopted in 1526. The word Protestant orginated from this incident.

Unity of Schleswig and Holstein with Denmark

In 1460, King Christian I of Denmark incorporated the German-speaking Holstein and the Danish-speaking Duchy of Schleswig into Denmark. In March 1848 the Holstein leaders demanded a free, joint constitution for Schleswig and Holstein, while the Danish National Liberals advocated a free constitution for Denmark and Schleswig and the separation of Holstein from Schleswig. With […]