What is “defenestration” and how did it start the Thirty Years War (1618-1648)?

Answer: Defenestration is the act of throwing someone, or something, out of a window. The term, Latin in origin, dates from an incident in Prague castle in 1618 where the defenestration of two Hapsburg-Catholic loyalists helped start the Thirty Years War.

Source: Noble Nationalists by Eagle Glassheim

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