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Augsburg Confession

The Augsburg Confession, in Latin Confessio Augustana, is the central document of the Lutheran reformation, which was a reaction against the Roman Catholic Church.

It was presented at the Diet summoned by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, at the city of Augsburg in 1530. The Emperor had called upon the Princes and Free Territories of Lutheran confession in Germany to explain their religious convictions with order to resolve the question of reformation, and rally support against the Turkish invasion.

The first official publication Editio princeps was edited by Philipp Melanchthon, a professor at the University of Wittenberg and close friend of Martin Luther. The resulting document, the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Emperor on June 25, 1530.

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