Germany, Prussia, Albrecht von Brandenburg (1525-1569 CE), Reformations First Protestant Ruler, Groschen(C)

MED-PRUS-ALBERT
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Germany, Prussia, Albrecht von Brandenburg (1525-1569 CE), Reformations First Protestant Ruler, Groschen(C)

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  • Order Code: MED-PRUS-ALBERT
  • Size: 22.5-24 mm
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: (Zollern shield of arms) IVSTVS EX FIDE VIVIT, date;his bust facing r
  • Reverse: ALBER D G MAR BRA? DVX PRVSS / S , eagle with S on breast
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Albert of Prussia was the 37th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, who after converting to Lutheranism, became the first ruler of the Duchy of Prussia, the secularized state that emerged from the former Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights. Albert was the first European ruler to establish Lutheranism, and thus Protestantism, as the official state religion of his lands. He proved instrumental in the political spread of Protestantism in its early stage.