30 years war
By: Makenna Lundin
The 30 years war started in 1618 and ended in 1648. The war was between the catholic and protestant churches. It drained resources from countries like Germany and Italy. Many sicknesses went around and soldiers had to fund themselves. There were many treaties that made up the peace of Westphalia. The war helped to remap the political and religious mapping of central Europe. Sadly, twenty percent of Germany's population died as the war was going on. It all started when Ferdinand II tried to overthrow the Roman Catholic churches. Some of the war was over territorial issues but it was mostly over religion. Some armies plunder towns and villages leaving them barren and desolate. This was called the Wolf strategy.
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Empoeror
It's Ferdinand II with his son,
"Map pf the Thirty years War"
Shows were the battle are and where there are protestants.
"The battle of Roerci, by Augusta Ferrer Dalmau"
The French victory at beating the spanish at the battle of Rocroi.
Connection to the Present Day
Five Fun Facts
- In the year 1625 Keiser Ferdinand II gave Wallenstine control of the Imperial army.
- Schiller, a famous German poet, devoted a trilogy for Wallenstein.
- Wallenstein was married twice.
- France supported Sweden with one million dollars in the war.
- The war caused famine and many diseases for many of the countries in the war.
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