Europe In 1648

Published March 24, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Europe In 1648

1648 marked the end of the incredibly destructive Thirty Years War as well as the fragmentation of modern-day Germany, resulting in the Holy Roman Empire’s limited power. The 1648 Treaty of Westphalia changed the political and cultural landscape of the continent, some of which can still be felt today.

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