By Andrew L. Thomas
This ebook examines the intersection among non secular trust, dynastic objectives, and overdue Renaissance courtroom tradition in the major branches of Germany's so much storied ruling apartment, the Wittelsbach dynasty. Their impact touched many seashores from the coa
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59 However, the fruits of Ludwig VI’s labors to protect his son from Calvinism did not last long. After Ludwig VI’s death, his brother Count Palatine Johann Casimir of Simmern, a Calvinist, became regent for Frederick IV and ignored his brother’s testament, just as his brother had ignored their father’s. According to the Golden Bull, Johann Casimir was to serve as guardian for his nine year old nephew until he was 18 which meant that he had considerable opportunity to influence the values of Frederick IV and restore Calvinism’s place within the electoral Palatinate.
Schmidt, 41. reflecting dynastic destinies 35 Erasmus’s mirror of prince reflects many of the same teachings about piety that the Italian Renaissance humanists had been expounding from the beginning. For example, in Pier Paulo Vergerio’s famous educational treatise The Character and Studies Befitting a Free-Born Youth (ca. ”41 Likewise, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (future Pope Pius II) in his educational treatise dedicated to Ladislas V, King of Hungary and Bohemia, remarked “You are succeeding to men of noble rank: take care that you become likewise their heir in virtue.
Although Frederick and his Palatine councilors had supported elective monarchy for the Holy Roman Empire in conjunction with the defense of religious liberties, once in power in Bohemia, Frederick and his supporters did the very same things that they had accused their Habsburg predecessors of doing: establishing a hereditary monarchy and enforcing their own version of confessionalization. Frederick and his supporters first attempted a general ProtestantHussite confessionalization in Bohemia that alienated Catholic supporters.
A House Divided: Wittelsbach Confessional Court Cultures in the Holy Roman Empire, c. 1550-1650 by Andrew L. Thomas