Falk laws
Kulturkampf Kul*tur"kampf`, n. [G., fr. kultur, cultur, culture + kampf fight.] (Ger. Hist.) Lit., culture war; -- a name, originating with Virchow (1821 - 1902), given to a struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and the German government, chiefly over the latter's efforts to control educational and ecclesiastical appointments in the interest of the political policy of centralization. The struggle began with the passage by the Prussian Diet in May, 1873, of the so-called

{May laws}, or

{Falk laws}, aiming at the regulation of the clergy. Opposition eventually compelled the government to change its policy, and from 1880 to 1887 laws virtually nullifying the May laws were enacted. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • FALK, JOSHUA BEN ALEXANDER HA-KOHEN — (c. 1555–1614), Polish yeshivah head and halakhist commonly referred to as Sma from the initials of the title of his major work. Falk was born in Lublin and studied under Moses Isserles and Solomon Luria, but refused to serve as rabbi of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • FALK, PETER — (1927– ), U.S. actor. Born in New York, Falk worked for the Budget Bureau of the state of Connecticut as an efficiency expert after receiving his M.B.A. in public administration in 1953. Bored with his job, he turned first to theater and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Falk, Adalbert — ▪ Prussian official born Aug. 10, 1827, Metschkau, Prussia died July 7, 1900, Hamm, Ger.       Prussian bureaucrat who as state minister of ecclesiastical affairs in the 1870s aggressively headed German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck s Kulturkampf… …   Universalium

  • FALK, ADALBERT —    Prussian statesman, born at Metschkau, Silesia; as Minister of Public Worship and Education he was instrumental in passing laws designed to diminish the influence of the clergy in State affairs; retired in 1879; b. 1827 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Adalbert Falk — Paul Ludwig Adalbert Falk (10 August 1827 ndash; July 7, 1900) was a German politician.Falk was born at Metschkau (Mieczków), Silesia. In 1847 he entered the Prussian state service, and in 1853 became public prosecutor at Lyck (Ełk). In 1858 he… …   Wikipedia

  • May Laws — This article is about regulations in Russia. For regulations in Germany, see Falk Laws. Temporary regulations regarding the Jews (also known as May Laws) were proposed by minister of internal affairs Nikolai Ignatyev and enacted on May 15 (May 3… …   Wikipedia

  • May laws — Kulturkampf Kul*tur kampf , n. [G., fr. kultur, cultur, culture + kampf fight.] (Ger. Hist.) Lit., culture war; a name, originating with Virchow (1821 1902), given to a struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and the German government, chiefly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2006 Falk Corporation explosion — The 2006 Falk Corporation explosion refers to a large and fatal propane gas explosion at the Falk Corporation facility in the industrial Menomonee River Valley neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, on December 6, 2006. Three people were… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard A. Falk — is an United States professor of international law, a prolific writer, speaker and activist on world affairs, the author or co author of more than 20 books [ [http://uscpublicdiplomacy.com/index.php/events/events detail/76/ USC Center on Public… …   Wikipedia

  • Peter Falk — Infobox actor imagesize = caption = Falk giving an interview in 2007 birthname = Peter Michael Falk birthdate = birth date and age|1927|9|16 birthplace = New York City, New York, USA website = http://www.peterfalk.com/ emmyawards = Outstanding… …   Wikipedia

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