Person:Adolf of Germany (1)

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Adolf , King of Germany
b.abt 1255
d.2 Jul 1298 Spiers
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Name Adolf , King of Germany
Alt Name Adolf , van Nassau Wiesbaden
Alt Name Nassau-Weilburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1255
Marriage ABT 1275 to Imagina of Isenburg-Limburg
Death[1] 2 Jul 1298 Spiers


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Adolf (c. 1255 – 2 July 1298) was Count of Nassau from about 1276 and elected King of Germany (King of the Romans) from 1292 until his deposition by the prince-electors in 1298. He was never crowned by the Pope, which would have secured him the title of Holy Roman Emperor. He was the first physically and mentally healthy ruler of the Holy Roman Empire ever to be deposed without a papal excommunication. Adolf died shortly afterwards in the Battle of Göllheim fighting against his successor Albert of Habsburg.

He was the second in the succession of so-called count-kings of several rivalling comital houses striving after the Roman-German royal dignity.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Adolf of Germany, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Adolf von Nassau, King of the Romans, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
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