During the war Ferdinand II organized a series of forced conversions that successfully re-Catholicized the population of the Austrian hereditary lands. However, Hungary remained
Protestant. The wars ravaged and depopulated the German states and send many refugees fleeing to other areas to escape being victimized by armies.
The Baroque Age and the Beginning of the Enlightenment (1 minute) The Remainder of Ferdinand III’s Reign: 1648-1657 (1 minute) Leopold I: 1658-1705 (3 minutes)
Joseph I: 1705-1711 (1 minute)
Charles VI: 1711-1740 (3 minutes)
This was a time in Austrian history when many of the Great Baroque buildings in Austria were built signifying Imperial power that was at its height during this time. The new ideals of
the enlightenment were at odds with this Habsburg rule; this is why they came first to other parts of the empire rather to Austria herself. Religious freedom and constitutions came about as compromises that the Holy Roman Emperors granted in order to maintain their power.
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Many famous Austrian Baroque Buildings remain today in Vienna including: The Schonbrunn Palace; The Belvedere Palaces including an Upper Palace, a Lower Palace, a gardens, the
Orangery, and the Palace Stables; St. Peters Church which replaced a Romanesque church; St. Charles Church a Roman Baroque church and the baroque Monastery of Gottweig that replaced an earlier monastery that burned down.
Baroque sites in Salzburg include some of Austria’s earliest Baroque buildings were the Baroque first took root in Austria. Some of these sites include: The Salzburg Cathedral (1628),
Hellbrunn Palace (1613-1619) the summer residence of the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg and The Mirabell Palace (1606).
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The Remainder of Ferdinand III’s Reign: 1648-1657 (1 minute)
Ferdinand III (1637-1657) refused to allow religious freedom in his land and also refused to reinstate dispossessed Protestant nobility. However, he agreed to the Peace of Westphalia
which settled the Thirty Years’ War that allowed Hungarians to have greater religious freedoms.
Leopold I: 1658-1705 (3 minutes)
After the Peace of Westphalia the Austrian Emperors were dependent upon their protestant allies to provide a defense against their rival France which was also Catholic. Leopold fought
many wars during his reign to defend his territories
against threats from France and the Ottoman Empire.