The same may be said of the various Gravamina, or lists of grievances against the papacy drafted from time to time by German diets.
Nothing came of the lists of German gravamina, or of the demands for a council, so long as the incompetent Frederick III.
This is the first recognition in the official gravamina of the importance of the people.
Opened his first imperial diet at Worms early in 1521, and a committee of German princes drafted a list of gravamina, longer and bitterer than any preceding one.
He approved the gravamina, for he believed a thorough reform of the Church essential.