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The Diet of Regensburg, 1541 was another attempt to find a religious compromise between the Catholics and the Protestants. The Pope sent Gasparo Contarini a sympathetic Cardinal. Bucer and Melanchthon represented the Lutherans.

Despite some early success the Diet ended in failure. The last chance for compromise had failed and in the early 1540s Charles V came to believe that force was necessary.

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