Catholicism timeline

  • Saint Nicholas of Myra Born

    Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus. He was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in... Read more

  • Second Defenstration of Prague

    The Second Defenestration of Prague was central to the start of the Thirty Years' War in 1618. Some members of the Bohemian aristocracy rebelled... Read more

  • Siege of Pilsen

    On September 19, 1618, Mansfeld's army reached the outskirts of the city. The defenders blocked two city gates and the third one was reinforced... Read more

  • Battle of Sablat

    The Battle of Sablat or Záblatí occurred on June 10, 1619, during the Bohemian period of the Thirty Years' War. The battle was fought between the... Read more

  • Battle of White Mountain

    The Battle of White Mountain, 8 November 1620 (Bílá hora is the name of White Mountain in Czech) was an early battle in the Thirty Years' War in... Read more

  • Battle of Wiesloch

    During the era of peace up to 1620, Tilly created (the Bavarian army, the flower of the army of the League, and the first standing army in the... Read more

  • Battle of Wimpfen

    The Battle of Wimpfen was a battle in the Bohemian Revolt period of the Thirty Years' War on May 6, 1622 near Wimpfen. The forces of the Holy Roman... Read more

  • Battle of Höchst

    The Battle of Höchst was fought on June 20, 1622, between the combined army led by Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly, and Gonzalo Fernández de... Read more

  • Battle of Fleurus

    The Battle of Fleurus of August 29, 1622 was fought between a Spanish army, and the Protestant Powers of the Holy Roman Empire in the Thirty Years'... Read more

  • Battle of Stadtlohn

    The Battle of Stadtlohn was fought on August 6, 1623 between Roman Catholic and Protestant forces during the Thirty Years' War. The Catholics were... Read more

  • Battle of Dessau Bridge

    The Battle of Dessau Bridge (German: Schlacht bei Dessau) was a battle of the Thirty Years' War near Dessau on April 25, 1626. The Imperial Roman... Read more

  • Battle of Lutter am Berenberge

    The Battle of Lutter (Lutter am Barenberge) took place during the Thirty Years' War, on 27 August 1626, between the forces of the Protestant... Read more

  • Battle of Stralsund

    The Battle of Stralsund was a battle of the Thirty Years' War, fought starting July 5, 1628, between the Holy Roman Empire and an alliance of the... Read more

  • Battle of Wolgast

    Christian IV of Denmark, encouraged by his successes at Stralsund, assembled another army off the German coast on the Island of Usedom. This landed... Read more

  • Sack of Magdeburg

    The Sack of Magdeburg (German: Magdeburgs Opfergang or German: Magdeburger Hochzeit) refers to the siege and subsequent plundering of Magdeburg by... Read more

  • Battle of Werben

    The Battle of Werben was a battle of the Thirty Years' War, fought on July 22, 1631, between the Swedish Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. The... Read more

  • Battle of Breitenfeld

    The Battle of Breitenfeld (German: Schlacht bei Breitenfeld; Swedish: Slaget vid Breitenfeld) or First Battle of Breitenfeld (sometimes First... Read more

  • The Siege of Nürnberg

    The Siege of Nuremberg or Siege of Nürnberg was a battle campaign that took place in 1632 about the Imperial Free City of Nürnberg (Nuremberg)... Read more

  • Battle of Rain

    The Battle of Rain (also called the Battle of the River Lech or Battle of Lech) was fought on April 15, 1632, as part of the Thirty Years' War. The... Read more

  • Battle of Lützen

    The Battle of Lützen (1632) was one of the most decisive battles of the Thirty Years' War. It was a Protestant victory, but cost the life of one of... Read more

  • Wallenstein Assassinated in Cheb

    In December Wallenstein retired with his army to Bohemia, around Pilsen. Vienna soon definitely convinced itself of his treachery, a secret court... Read more

  • Battle of Nördlingen (1634)

    The Battle of Nördlingen (Spanish: Batalla de Nördlingen; German: Schlacht bei Nördlingen; Swedish: Slaget vid Nördlingen) was fought on 27 August... Read more

  • Battle of Les Avins

    The Battle of Les Avins or Battle of Avein was fought on May 20, 1635 during the Thirty Years' War between a French and a Spanish army. The... Read more

  • The Peace of Prague (1635)

    The Peace of Prague of 30 May 1635 was a treaty between the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand II, and most of the Protestant states of the Empire. It... Read more

  • Battle of Wittstock

    The Battle of Wittstock was fought on 24 September (Julian calendar) or 4 October (Gregorian calendar) 1636, between a Protestant Swedish army and... Read more