Politics 1500 up to 1550

Malchin: <br> conference venue of the Country City Union <br> after 1523 Malchin:
conference venue of the Country City Union
after 1523

region Mecklenburg

The resistance to the Catholic Church was increasing. It was noticeable in the towns through the influx of preachers who spread the new teachings of Luther and no longer preached in Latin but rather in German. The Dukes were initially sceptical about this development but did not prevent it.

Vogelschau auf Stettin von Braun und Hogenberg 1580 Aerial view of Stettin, Braun-Hogenberg, around 1580

region Western Pomerania

Unrest spreads through Stettin, Greifswald, Slupsk, Kolberg und Stargard, seeking to unseat the town councils dominated by noblemen.

Pomerania and Brandenburg agree on the question of feudal sovereignty in 1529. The emperor grants enfeoffment to the dukes of Pomerania at the 1530 Diet of Augsburg, making them directly subordinate to the crown.

The region is divided into Pomerania-Wolgast and Pomerania-Stettin in 1532. The regional council of the estates remains unified.

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