Second Margrave War
The Second Margrave War (German: Zweiter Markgrafenkrieg) was a conflict in the Holy Roman Empire between 1552 and 1555. Instigated by Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth, it involved numerous raids, plunderings, and the destruction of many towns and castles in the empire, especially in Franconia. Other towns in other areas were also affected, such as Mainz, Worms, Oppenheim, Metz, Verdun, Frankfurt, and Speyer.
- 19 June 1552: Nuremberg capitulates to Albert Alcibiades; capture of Forchheim and Bamberg.
- 9 July 1553: Battle of Sievershausen; Maurice, Elector of Saxony and Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg defeat Albert Alcibiades; Maurice is killed in the battle and Henry loses his two sons.
- 1553 :The city of Hof was successfully besieged by the opponents of Margrave Albert II Alcibiades.
- 26 November 1553: Capture and destruction of Kulmbach, Albert's residence, by troops from Brunswick-Lüneburg, Bohemia, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Würzburg and other areas of the Empire. Siege of Plassenburg Castle.
- June 1554: Albert defeated in the Battle of Schwarzach.
- July 1554: Plassenburg Castle is handed over to the opposing forces.
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- Richard Ninness. Between Opposition and Collaboration: Nobles, Bishops, and the German Reformations in the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg, 1555–1619. BRILL, Sep 9, 2011