28 OCTOBER 2017 TO 4 MARCH 2018

SLZBURG MUSEUM | NEUE RESIDENZ
MOZARTPLATZ 1
5010 SALZBURG

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Reformation500 – Salzburg and Protestantism

An exhibition in cooperation with Bankhaus Spängler

500 years ago, Martin Luther proposed his 95 theses. This step had enormous consequences. Luther’s criticism of abuses in the Church rapidly spread; it led to the Reformation and the establishment of the Protestant denominations. The sovereign prince-archbishopric of Salzburg, too, saw a rapid propagation of Luther’s views.

It is remarkable that initially the archbishops of Salzburg did not fight Reformation as fiercely as other Catholic rulers. However, the expulsion of 22,000 Protestants by Archbishop Leopold Anton Freiherr von Firmian in 1731 and 1732 was particularly violent. It meant that Salzburg lost more than one sixth of its population. The nineteenth century brought some relief, and in the twentieth century, the Catholic Church and the newly arisen Protestant community were finally reconciled.

  

image Gallery

The peasants’ leader Matthias Stöckl in front of the besieged Hohensalzburg Fortress, G. Sigl 1820, Öl auf Papier, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 515-42
The peasants’ leader Matthias Stöckl in front of the besieged Hohensalzburg Fortress, G. Sigl 1820, Öl auf Papier, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 515-42
Allegory of the Felicitous Governance of Peace and Justice under Archbishop Firmian, Nikolaus Engelbert Cetto (1713–1746), Tittmoning, 1742, Wachsbossierung, Holz, Waldglas, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 2000-99
Allegory of the Felicitous Governance of Peace and Justice under Archbishop Firmian, Nikolaus Engelbert Cetto (1713–1746), Tittmoning, 1742, Wachsbossierung, Holz, Waldglas, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 2000-99
Portrait of Martin Luther (1483–1546), Georg Pezolt (1810–1878), Um 1873, Grafit auf Papier, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 2022-49
Portrait of Martin Luther (1483–1546), Georg Pezolt (1810–1878), Um 1873, Grafit auf Papier, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 2022-49
The dead emigrant Philipp Lackner, died in his 99th year in Augsburg on 24 December anno 1732, Elias Baeck (1679–1747), Augsburg, um 1733, Kupferstich, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 3017-49
The dead emigrant Philipp Lackner, died in his 99th year in Augsburg on 24 December anno 1732, Elias Baeck (1679–1747), Augsburg, um 1733, Kupferstich, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 3017-49
Salzburg emigrant family from Werfen on 18 December 1731, Elias Baeck (1679–1747), Augsburg, um 1732, Kupferstich, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 5504-49
Salzburg emigrant family from Werfen on 18 December 1731, Elias Baeck (1679–1747), Augsburg, um 1732, Kupferstich, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 5504-49
Portrait of Joseph Schaitberger (1658–1733), Martin Engelbrecht (1684–1756) nach Paul Decker d. J. (1685–1742), Augsburg, 1732, Kupferstich, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 7312 b-49
Portrait of Joseph Schaitberger (1658–1733), Martin Engelbrecht (1684–1756) nach Paul Decker d. J. (1685–1742), Augsburg, 1732, Kupferstich, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. 7312 b-49
Playmobil figure no. 9325, Martin Luther, with box, Geobra Brandstätter GmbH, 2017, Kunststoff; Karton, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. S 0160-2017
Playmobil figure no. 9325, Martin Luther, with box, Geobra Brandstätter GmbH, 2017, Kunststoff; Karton, Salzburg Museum, Inv.-Nr. S 0160-2017
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