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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schmalkalden, Articles of

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SCHMALKALDEN, shmäl'käl"dĕn, Articles of, a Protestant confession which was drawn up at the instance of John Frederick, Elector of Saxony, by Luther and other divines, and signed at Schmalkalden in February 1537. These articles were essentially the same as those of the Confession of Augsburg, but in much stronger language. See Reformation, The.