Münster was the location of the Anabaptist rebellion during the Protestant Reformation and the site of the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ending the Thirty Years' War in 1648. Today it is known as the bicycle capital of Germany. Münster gained the status of a Großstadt (major city) with more than 100,000 inhabitants in 1915. As of 2014
Münster is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north of the state, and named after the capital city of Münster.It includes the area which in medieval times was known as the Dreingau.
Münster blieb somit ein bedeutendes geistliches Zentrum des Katholizismus, was im Stadtbild an der im Verhältnis zur Größe der Stadt auffällig großen Anzahl katholischer Kirchen erkennbar ist. 1821 wurde das heutige Bistum Münster neu umschrieben. 1825 wurde das Stadtdekanat Münster errichtet, das heute aus den Dekanaten Hiltrup ...
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Storstadsområde. Münster är en betydande studentstad, och många i närregionen pendlar dagligen in till utbildningar och arbetsplatser i staden. Hela pendlingsområdet, där mer än hälften av de dagliga pendlarna söker sig in till de centrala delarna, består av städerna Münster, Drensteinfurt, Dülmen, Greven, Lüdinghausen, Sendenhorst och Telgte, samt kommunerna Altenberge ...
The Münster rebellion was an attempt by radical Anabaptists to establish a communal sectarian government in the German city of Münster – then under the large Prince-Bishopric of Münster in the Holy Roman Empire. The city was under Anabaptist rule from February 1534, when the city hall was seized and Bernhard Knipperdolling installed as mayor, until its fall in June 1535. It was Melchior Hoffman, who initiated adult baptism in Strasbourg in 1530, and his line of eschatological...
After the German Peasants' War, a forceful attempt to establish theocracy was made at Münster, in Westphalia. Here the group had gained considerable influence, through the adhesion of Bernhard Rothmann, the Lutheran pastor, and several prominent citizens; and the leaders, Jan Matthys, a baker from Haarlem, and Jan Bockelson, a tailor from Leiden. Bernhard Rothmann was a tireless and vitriolic opponent of Catholicism and a writer of pamphlets that were published by his ally and wealthy wool ...
The city was then besieged by Franz von Waldeck, its expelled bishop. In April 1534 on Easter Sunday, Matthys, who had prophesied God's judgment to come on the wicked on that day, made a sally forth with only twelve followers, believing that he was a second Gideon, and was cut off with his entire band. He was killed, his head severed and placed on a pole for all in the city to see, and his genitals nailed to the city gate. The 25-year-old John of Leiden was subsequently recognized as Matthys' re
The Münster Rebellion was a turning point for the Anabaptist movement. It never again had the opportunity of assuming political importance, as both Catholic and Lutheran civil powers adopted stringent measures to counter this. It is difficult to trace the subsequent history of the group as a religious body, through changes in the names used and beliefs held. The Batenburgers under Jan van Batenburg preserved the violent millennialist stream of Anabaptism seen at Münster. They were ...