First Margrave War

The First Margrave War (German: Erster Markgrafenkrieg) from 1449–50 was the result of disputes between the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg and Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg.[1] Numerous towns in Franconia in modern Germany were badly affected by the war.[2]

First Margrave War
Restoration of the status quo ante
Brandenburg-Ansbach Imp. City Nuremberg

On 13 August 1449, Albrecht captured Castle Lichtenau, a possession of Nuremberg. On 11 March 1450, Albrecht was defeated at Pillenreuther Weiher. The war ended with the signing of a peace treaty at Bamberg on 22 June 1450. Albrecht had to return all captured lands to the city of Nuremberg.

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  1. ^ Scott, Tom (2012). The city-state in Europe, 1000–1600: hinterland, territory, region. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. p. 216. ISBN 9780199274604. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ Scott, Tom (2007). "The city-state in the German-speaking lands". In Thomas A. Brady; Christopher Ocker (eds.). Politics and reformations: communities, polities, nations, and empires: essays in honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr. Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions. Leiden ; Boston: Brill. pp. 3–66. ISBN 9789004161733. Retrieved 2013-05-09.