Second Margrave War

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Second Margrave War
Date 1552–55
Location Franconia, Holy Roman Empire
Restoration of the status quo ante
Mgvt Brandenburg-Kulmbach Imp. City Nuremberg
Bp Bamberg
Imp. City Schweinfurt
Bp Würzburg
Abp Mainz
Abp Trier
Bp Speyer
Elct Saxony
Dc Brunswick-Lüneburg
Kgdm Bohemia
Mgvt Meißen

The Second Margrave War (German: Zweiter Markgrafenkrieg) was a conflict in the Holy Roman Empire between 1552 and 1555. Instigated by Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth, it involved numerous raids, plunderings and the destruction of many towns and castles in the empire, especially in Franconia. Other towns in other areas where also affected, such as Mainz, Worms, Oppenheim, Metz, Verdun, Frankfurt, and Speyer.

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  • Richard Ninness. Between Opposition and Collaboration: Nobles, Bishops, and the German Reformations in the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg, 1555–1619. BRILL, Sep 9, 2011