German adventurer and soldier
1480 - Götz von Berlichingen was born at the Jagsthausen Castle in Württemberg.
1497 - Entered the service of Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.
1498 - Fought in the armies of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
1508 - Berlichingen and his company fought for Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria.
1512 - Attacked a group of merchants returning from the great fair at Leipzig.
- Emperor Maximilian placed Berlichingen under an Imperial ban.
1514 - He was released when he paid the large sum of 14,000 gulden.
1516 - His company mounted a raid into Hesse, capturing Phillip IV, count of Waldeck.
1518 - He was again placed under the ban.
1519 - Signed up in the service of Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg.
1525 - Led the rebels in the district of Odenwald against the Ecclesiastical Princes of the Holy Roman Empire.
1526 - Acquitted by the Imperial chamber.
1528 - He was lured to Augsburg by the Swabian League, who was eager to settle old scores.
1540 - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor released him from his oath.
1542 - He served under Charles in the campaign against the Ottoman Empire of Suleiman.
1544 - Imperial invasion of France under Francis I of France.
1562 - He died on 23rd of July in Horneck Castle.
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