Esteemed Readers, the history comes along its way. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, bringing more combats, grief & calamities to Europe. Reading the historical news I become wondering if we have a right to speak about nations after such a huge conflict where armies freely passed from one part of the continent to the other & back. Anyway, here are some events of Juin 1632:
Berlin, 1st Juin, 1632: “Elector of Brandebourg’s troops, in quantity of 16 thousand persons, accompanied by the King of Sweden entered Silesia where they occupied towns Grosglogau, Bevite, Gezou, Stein, Winfek, Bauden, Sprotau, Sagan & Vryftad. The Imperial ones have also left Richenbach, Schweidnits & Gaver & have withdrawn to Glatz in Bohemia. Nevertheless, Elector of Brandebourg always moves ahead in the country where he becomes the master of any town because he has divided his army in two parts. The Swedish regiments left in Pomerania are being expected in Bohemia these days to rescue the Saxons who have been pressed well. This week they must obtain their accommodation near town Blanwen where peasants have willingly prepared it for them…”
Leipsic, 4 of the given month, 1632: “The Imperial troops have regained & desolated the city Prague, then they have left it unable to guard due to its huge size. Pleased they have fortified their position in the white mountain where they have left a garisson: now it is pursuing the Saxons aiming to chase them away from Bohemia…”
Cazal, 14th Juin, 1632: “This place is supplied with everything necessary to make it the third front for those who would wish to attack it, no matter that we are in deep sorrow over the decease of Duke de Mayenne, the third son of our Duke de Mantova, who died of pleurisy at the age of twenty on the 21st of the previous month…”
Vive le Roy! 🙂
Had the Duke de Mayenne chewed some willow leaves he probably could have fought the pain and then recovered through activity.. Such a young person to die from pleurisy.
Indeed, poor young man, dear John! He had not been aware of this wonderful remedy…or perhaps there had been no willow on his way. Thanks, dear John! 🙂
Yes, that certainly could be. I think the time for mourning is past.
This is so interesting, Maria. It is shocking to read of people dying so young, but it was the reality of the time.
True, dear Robbie! I’m glad you enjoy the historical news I translate for you. 🙂
the thirty years war was a disaster for Europe. The society changed quite a bit after the so-called “Westfälische Friede” in 1648. I studied some terms at Münster where you can see the hall where it was signed and the document as well.
All the best
Amazing, dear Klaus! Thank you for this precious comment. True…More I read la Gazette, better I comprehend this dramatic event unfortunately forgotten at present. 🙂
Hi, my dear friend Maria,
you wouldn’t believe it, one of the people signing the document of the “Westfälische Friede” was a politician called Isaac Vollmar (or Volmar) like my second name. But I don`t think he was one of my ancestors.
After the freedom of Münster and Osnabrück the nobility was facing big problems as such a lot of people who worked their land have died. The had to cope with a shortage of cheap labour. That started to change the power from the nobility in the country to the people living in towns and it split the German countries in the old Catholic believers in the South and the new reformed ones in the North. You still have more Roman Catholic believers in the South of Germany and more members of the reformed churches in the North. So one can still see the effects of this thirty years war today.
Have a cosy evening
Mon Dieu! What peculiar information! Thank you! As I don’t know the German side, only ours…the French one. 🙂 What do you think about Leopold I & the German Reformation? Same to you, dear Klaus! 🙂
I am not that well read in history. So I looked Leopold I up in my history books and Wikipedia. Well, quite complicated the situation after 1648. In Europe the influence of Habsburg and the Catholic church was diminish, Leopold tried to change this inter alia with the second Nordic War. But that didn’t change the political situation, if I undetstand it correctly. Reading about him he seemed to me a strange person, conservative on one hand and kind of liberal for his time on the other. But as I wrote, I don’t know much about the time after the middle of the 17th c. Sorry, I can’t answer your question.
Dear friend Klaus, your modest contribution is precious for me as I perceive him as a great peace disturber in Europe of our time (I mean Louis XIV’s). He was a rather stubborn Habsburg,,,I don’t comprehend why he always insisted on wars when the peace was far more in need for his own lands. Good night!
Thank you, dear Maria. Now I know more.
In all my sources – books – I have here there is not much about him.
Wishing you a wonderful day
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