1535 Joachim I Nestor (1484-1535), elector from 1499 to 1535, dies, and is succeeded by Joachim II Hektor (1505-1571), elector from 1535 to 1571.
1539 November 1 The elector Joachim II Hektor takes communion according to Lutheran rites, for the first time, in Spandau’s St. Nicholas church. The town council and the citizens of Berlin-Cölln follow his example a day later in a public ceremony. The Reformation is made binding by a new church ordinance for all of Brandenburg in the summer of 1540.
1545 A large number of angry Lutherans raid and loot the Jewish synagogue in Berlin.
1571 Joachim II Hektor (1505-1571), elector from 1535 to 1571, dies, and is succeeded by Johann Georg (1525-1598), elector from 1571 to 1598.
1571 The inn “Zum Nussbaum” opens in Cölln on the southern tip of Fisher Island (Fischerinsel) in a building that was destroyed in 1943. As Berlin’s oldest recorded inn, it was reconstructed from 1986 to 1987 in the Nikolaiviertel.
1598 Johann Georg (1525-1598), elector from 1571 to 1598, dies, and is succeeded by Joachim Friedrich (1546-1608), elector from 1598 to 1608.
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