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Nürnberg, Diets of.

Several diets were held at Nürnberg, Ger., from 1522 to 1543, including one convened March 1522, dismissed May 1522, reconvened December 1522, closed 1523. At this diet, convened by Charles* V to devise means to defeat the Turks and to settle internal religious difficulties, the RCs acknowledged the need to reform the ch., declared willingness to reform, and demanded enforcement of the Edict of Worms.* The diet refused to enforce the Edict of Worms, demanded a free council within a yr., and stipulated that neither M. Luther* nor his followers should meanwhile give any occasion for disturbance.

Another diet, convened November 1523, opened January 1524, dissolved April 1524. The RCs regarded the “100 grievances” (Lat. gravamina; actually there finally were 102 grievances of the Ger. nation against the papal court; they began accumulating esp. in the 2d half of the 15th c. and received official form at the 1518 Augsburg* Diet and were further crystallized as a result of the 1521 Diet of Worms*; they were presented at the 1522–23 Diet of Nürnberg) as the product of spiteful private individuals and advised enforcement of the Edict of Worms; political events prevented effective enforcement of the edict.

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