Sonderbund

league formed on Dec. 11, 1845, by the seven Catholic Swiss cantons (Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Zug, Fribourg, and Valais) to oppose ... [3 related articles]
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Sonderbund

Sonderbund (zôn'durboont) [Ger.,=separate league], 1845–47, defensive league of seven Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland; it was formed to protect Catholic interests and prevent the establishment of a more centralized Swiss government. The cantons were Lucerne, Fribourg, Valais, U...
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Sonderbund

Sonderbund is a German word meaning separate league. The name is applied to a league formed in 1843 by seven Swiss cantons. Antagonism between Catholics and Protestants in Switzerland during the 19th century came to a head in 1841 when the great council unconstitutionally voted in favour of suppressing the monasteries in Aargau. This was passed in ...
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