Ferdinand, Catholic Habsburg King of Bohemia suppresses Protestants.
Roman Catholic officials in Bohemia close Protestant chapels in Czech towns of Broumov and Hrob. This violated the “Letter of Majesty” (made in 1609) which granted religious freedom
This was sparked by the Defenestration of Prague
Protestant noblemen meet, judge royal Catholic officials guilty of violating the “Letter of Majesty” and throw them out of a castle window. This sparks the 30 Years War.
A series of treaties that are drawn up and accepted by the combatants of the 30 Years War. It was meant to create general European Peace.
He forges new armies and creates one of the most formidable armies of that time.
Caused by Frederick II seizing the Austrian province of Silesia
Through the reign of Frederick I, Prussia has become a power to rival that of Austria. Frederick II seizes the Habsburg province Silesia
Prussian king Frederick the Great goes against Austria
Russia, Prussia, and Austria divide up Poland (1701, 1772, 1795 being the last partition, wiping Poland off of the world maps for the next 123 years)