"Reichspersonal" at selected imperial diets in the fourth decade of the 16th century - imperial diets of Speyer (1542), Nürnberg (1542), Worms (1545), Regensburg (1546) and Augsburg (1547/48) This diploma thesis deals with persons, who are represented in the "Reichsabschied" of the imperial diets of Speyer 1542, Nürnberg 1542, Worms, 1545, Regensburg 1546 und Augsburg 1547. All these persons were included in a MS Access data base. In the first chapter the aim of this paper, as well as the scope of the analysis and the methods used, are introduced. The second chapter gives an overview of the political situation before the examined decade. The situation is analysed on the basis of three key questions: Reformation, Habsburg and Valois, threat by the Ottoman Empire. Chapter three deals with the imperial diets mentioned above and presents an overview on these diets on the basis of the key questions mentioned before. Besides these key questions the overview also deals with important other topics, that were discussed on the examined imperial diets. In the following chapter of this diploma thesis the results of the main five issue areas (Envoy to the imperial diet, Academic personal, Persons with special titles, Territory/"Reichskreis", "Reichsstand") are presented. The last chapter combines the results of the previous chapter.