As I live, these covered parts of him were checkered with the same squares as his face; his back, too, was all over the same dark squares; he seemed to have been in a Thirty Years’ War, and just escaped from it with a sticking-plaster shirt.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
The worst was the Thirty Years’ War which raged over most of the continent from 1618 to 1648.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
Their defiance led to the Thirty Years War, which in turn led to the almost complete destruction of the Czech nation.
Milan Kundera -- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
However, there was Einhorn’s fire-damaged set of classics in a box under the bed, and I picked out Schiller’s Thirty Years’ War and was lying in my socks reading when Mimi Villars came in.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
At least one among them hip enough to foresee the end of the Thirty Years’ War, the Peace of Westphalia, the breakup of the Empire, the coming descent into particularism.
Thomas Pynchon -- The Crying of Lot 49
] [Footnote 209: Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632), King of Sweden, the hero of Protestantism in the Thirty Years’ War.
Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Selected Essays
Not least as a result of the Thirty Years’ War,France gradually became the dominant power in Europe.