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Karlsruhe Palace is located in the heart of the modern city of Karlsruhe. It was built in 1715 by Charles William (Karl Wilhelm) III, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, when he relocated the capitol of the Margraviate from nearby Durlach. Said to have been dreamed up as he rested during a hunt - Karlsruhe translates literally to 'Charles repose' - the impressive palace building, and specifically its tower, is at the centre of a fan shaped layout, with 32 streets radiating outwards like spokes from a wheel. In 1785 a cupola was added to the tower, and v...
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In 1515 Christopher I, Margrave of Baden, divided his territories amongst three of his sons, Philip, Bernhard, and Ernest, who administered the Margraviate on his behalf. Although Philip I inherited the Margraviate of Baden on the death of his father in 1527, his brothers resisted any attempts to consolidate rule back into his hands. In 1533 Philip I died (buried, as is usual for the Margraves of Baden at that time, in the Collegiate Church in Baden-Baden - pictured). The Margraviate of Baden is split between his two brothers, Ernest and Bernh...
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Having jointly governed the Margraviate of Baden-Durlach with his half brother Bernard in their father Ernest's name since September 1552, Charles becomes the second Margrave of Baden-Durlach when both Bernard and Ernest die within a few weeks of each other early in 1553. On 1st June 1556 Charles II introduces the Reformation into his territories, establishing the Protestant faith as the only accepted religion in Baden-Durlach. When the Thirty Years' War breaks out nearly 60 years later this decision will pit Baden-Durlach against its imperial...
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Having been taken by Protestant Margrave of Baden-Durlach troops two years earlier, Kastelburg Castle above Waldkirch - in the Black Forest north east of Freiburg - is recovered by troops of the Catholic Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War. However, the position proves untenable in the face of advancing Swedish troops allied to the Protestant cause, and on 15th March 1634 imperial troops destroy the castle to prevent its use by the enemy.
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