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Circle of Swabia

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Circle of Swabia

The Swabian Circle as at the beginning of the 16th century

The Circle of Swabia or Swabian Circle (Protestant Reformation later in the 16th century.


Coat of arms of the Swabian Circle, 1737

The directors of the Swabian Circle were the Bishop of Constance (replaced by the margrave of Baden after the 1803 Reichsdeputationshauptschluss) and the Duke of Württemberg; meetings of the circle's diet were usually held at the Imperial city of Ulm. Though it was shattered into a multitude of mainly very small states, the circle had an effective government, which, in view of the eastward expansion of [[Early Modern

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