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Merriman 155-161 THE WARS OF RELIGION The Danish Period Christian IV ruled from 1588-1648 and was Protestant In 1625 Fredericks troops were into northern german states and hoped that English, Dutch, and Fench would rish to help to fight against the Habsburgs But England and the neterherlands only sent some money and a few thousand soldiers to help the Danish King Louis XIII of France also only sent modest help to help the Danes fight against the Habsburgs Albercht Wallenstein(1583-1634) Was Bohemian After marrying a wealthy widow he rose to even greater fortune as a supplier of armeries He converted to Catholcism at age twenty and became the most powerful of Cathoilc generals He was ambitious, ruthless, and had a violent temper He hated the sound of noise and would sometimes order the killing of all dogs and cats upon arriving in a town because he couldnt stand the noises they made Because of his deteste of noise he also ordered his soildiers that they were not allowed to wear heavy boots He was entrusted by Ferdinand and marched north with 30,000 men War The Catholic army defeated the Danes in 1626 and then crossed into Denmark and devastated the penisula of Jutland Wallenstenis troops devastated the lands of both friends and enemies and took money and food They also sold military leadership positions to any buyer, including criminals Christian bankrupted his kingdom and signed the
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