War over the Princebishopric of Strassburg, 1592-1593



At Strassburg (in French : Strasbourg), several canons had also been canons in Cologne during the Cologne Stift Feud, in which they supported Archbishop Gebhard von Truchsess - who also held a deanery in Strassburg. They thus formed a protestant faction.
When in 1592 a new bishop had to be elected in Strassburg, the Catholic faction elected Charles of Lorraine, Bishop of Metz and already cardinal; the protestant faction elected Johann Georg von Brandenburg. Cardinal Charles of Lorraine brought in an armed force; a Huguenot force financed by the Dutch opposed him. In 1593 both sides agreed upon a truce; both sides held on to the territories they controlled; the decision over the rightful occupant of the see was left to an Imperial Commission.
In 1598 the Emperor proclaimed the decision in favour of Charles de Lorraine.




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Episcopal schism in Strassburg. Catholic reaction. Archduke Leopold invested with the see, from A.W. Ward, The Empire under Rudolf II., posted by MATEO
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