Religion 1650 up to 1700

Communion in both kinds, church order Mecklenburg, 1650 Communion in both kinds, church order Mecklenburg, 1650

region Mecklenburg

In 1663 Duke Christian Louis I., who spent most of his time living in the Paris court, converted to Catholicism. Yet the state remained protestant.

From 1685 French Calvinist Protestants (Huguenots) emigrated and also settled in Bützow.

The devoutness of pietism spread in Mecklenburg and was fought by the Old Lutherans. As it was supported by sections of the ruling family it was not successfully suppressed.

 

Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg

region Western Pomerania

The country is separated by the Treaty of Westphalia, but both parts remain Protestant. The Elector of Brandenburg also allows a reformed church to settle in Kolberg.