Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fact of the Day: Prussian Protestant

Prussia (now part of modern-day Germany, Poland, and Russia) was the first state in the world to adopt Protestantism when their duke Albert of Prussia converted to Lutheranism. 

7 comments:

Margaret D said...

Didn't know that.

Kay said...

I'd hate to wear that hat on a windy day.

Pat Hatt said...

Always has to be a first

Anonymous said...

Imagine that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice hat, Albert!

Birgit said...

Actually Prussia is now part of Poland and Russia. After the First World War this area was split in half, meaning a part, like a channel, was given to Poland(I think) so to get from one part of Prussia, a German Province to the other part, they had to go through another country. This was another reason set up for the next war. Unfortunately, after the Second World War, the German people, millions, were literally kicked out of their homes and sent on a death march, in winter where many, many died. My mom’s best friend was part of this when she was 8 years old.

Huggybear said...

That post 1918 "CORRIDOR" was certainly a thorn in the side of the German people.
Colin