Franz Von Sickingen

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Sickingen, Franz Von


Born Mar. 2, 1481, in Ebernburg; died May 7, 1523, in Landstuhl. A German imperial knight who joined the Reformation.

Sickingen was a leader of the uprising of knights of 1522–23 against the princes and was a friend of U. von Hutten. He led Swabian, Franconian, and Rhenish knights against the archbishop of Trier, but, not gaining the support of the burghers and peasants, Sickingen was forced to retreat. He died from wounds. F. Lasalle’s drama Franz von Sickingen (1859) is devoted to Sickingen.


Marx, K., and F. Engels. Soch., 2nd ed., vol. 29, pp. 483–85, 492–95.
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One could not force God's hand, as both the imperial knights led by Franz von Sickingen and the rebellious peasants led by "the hammer" Thomas Muntzer attempted to do during the tumults of the 1520s.
3 (1932) contains the correspondence of Marx and Engels with Lassalle about his play Franz von Sickingen (the most complete version of this published to that date); and nos.
The relationship between type and character has been a complicated, inescapable problem for literary realism at least since the time of Marx and Engels, who pointed it out in their well-known letters to Ferdinand Lassalle concerning his drama Franz von Sickingen.
Castle is from the coat of arms of Baron Sickingen of Burg Nanstein.
Para resumir las ideas de Hegel, en su tratado sobre la estetica, el filosofo aleman habla de Gotz, de Goethe, y de los personajes Gotz y Sickingen, quienes intentan responder a su ambiente con comportamientos quijotescos (174).
Interestingly, Schnaphan is also the title of a sarcastic pamphlet directed at robber barons (published around 1523); its main target was Franz von Sickingen, who (like Eppendorf) supported Ulrich von Hutten in his campaign against the Roman clergy.
On Sickingen, Eppendorf, and Hutten's "Pfaffenkrieg" see Augustijn, 1996, 168-82, and Contemporaries of Erasmus, s.
General readers of German history may well have heard of Wilhelm von Grumbach, the last of the Franconian noble feuders; many readers will have heard of his predecessors, Franz von Sickingen and Gotz von Berlichingen; but who, except a regional specialist, has ever heard of any Franconian knight born after 1550?
The full impact of pledge holding on noble families has been demonstrated by Harold Henry Kehrer's superb work on the famous von Sickingen family.
In 1524 the inhabitants were so desperate as to suggest to the archbishop of Mains, the pledge-grantor, that they finance the repossession of the pledge in order to rid themselves of its holder, Philipp von Sickingen.
Franz von Sickingen may not be a household word in the Anglo-Saxon world, yet in his native Germany he is well known as an influential Reformation leader.
Das Reich als Schicksal, who interpreted Sickingen as someone whose alleged dream of a German Empire had been happily realized by the National Socialists.