- Autor: Source: Wikipedia
- Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
- Data de publicação: 2011-06-25
- ISBN: 1156141214
- Número de páginas: 28 pages
- Tag: century, switzerland, century, swiss, people, francesco, borromini, jacob, bernoulli, jakob, abbadie, johann, bernoulli
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: 17th-century Swiss people, Francesco Borromini, Jacob Bernoulli, Jakob Abbadie, Johann Bernoulli, Swiss peasant war of 1653, Early Modern Switzerland, Maria Sibylla Merian, Jörg Jenatsch, Jakob Ammann, Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Battles of Villmergen, Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Sebastian Peregrin Zwyer, Domenico Trezzini, Laurenz Forer, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Sigmund von Erlach, Niklaus Leuenberger, Hans Conrad Werdmüller, Rappenkrieg, Niklaus Dachselhofer. Excerpt: The Swiss peasant war of 1653 was a popular revolt in the Old Swiss Confederacy at the time of the Ancien Régime. A devaluation of Bernese money caused a tax revolt that spread from the Entlebuch valley in the Canton of Lucerne to the Emmental valley in the Canton of Bern and then to the cantons of Solothurn and Basel and also to the Aargau. The population of the countryside demanded fiscal relief from their ruling authorities, the city councils of these cantons' capitals. When their demands were dismissed by the cities, the peasants organized themselves and threatened to blockade the cities. After initial compromises mediated by other cantons had failed, the peasants united under the treaty of Huttwil, forming the "League of Huttwil". Their movement became more radical, going beyond the initially purely fiscal demands. The Huttwil League considered itself a political entity equal to and independent from the city authorities, and it assumed full military and political sovereignty in its territories. The peasants laid siege on Bern and Lucerne, whereupon the cities negotiated a peace agreement with the peasant leader Niklaus Leuenberger, the so-called peace on the Murifeld. The peasant armies retreated. The Tagsatzung, the federal council of the Old Swiss Confederacy, then sent an army from Zürich to definitely end the rebellion, and after the Battle of Wohlen...