Advertisement

Frederick III

Frederick III (Frederick the Pious), 1515–76, elector palatine (1559–76). The first German prince to accept Calvinism, he ordered the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) drawn up (see under Heidelberg). He aided the Calvinists in the Netherlands and in France.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: German History: Biographies

Advertisement

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Same Game

Try Our Math Flashcards