knights' revolt

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(1522–3) supposedly a rebellion by the imperial knights of Swabia and Franconia (the Ritterstand), eager to assert their political independence from the ruling princes of Germany and to secularize the ...

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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