Person:Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Friedrich III , Emperor of Holy Roman Empire
Facts and Events
Name[1] Friedrich III , Emperor of Holy Roman Empire
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Sep 1415 Innsbruck, Tirol, AustriaHouse of Habsburg
Marriage 16 MAR 1451/52 Krakow, Krakow, Polandto Leonor de Portugal
Alt Marriage 16 MAR 1452 Rometo Leonor de Portugal
Death[1] 19 Aug 1493 Linz, Oberösterreich, Austria
Reference Number? Q150966?
Burial? Wenen


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Frederick III (21 September 1415 – 19 August 1493) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1452 until his death. He was the first emperor of the House of Habsburg, and the third member of the House of Habsburg to be elected King of Germany after Rudolph I of Germany and Albert I in the 13th century. He was the penultimate emperor to be crowned by the Pope, and the last to be crowned in Rome.

Prior to his imperial coronation, he was duke of the Inner Austrian lands of Styria, Carinthia and Carniola from 1424, and also acted as regent over the Duchy of Austria (as Frederick V) from 1439. He was elected and crowned King of Germany (as Frederick IV) in 1440. He was the longest-reigning German monarch when in 1493, after ruling his domains for more than 53 years, he was succeeded by his son Maximilian I.

During his reign, Frederick concentrated on re-uniting the Habsburg "hereditary lands" of Austria and took a lesser interest in Imperial affairs. Nevertheless, by his dynastic entitlement to Hungary as well as by the Burgundian inheritance, he laid the foundations for the later Habsburg Empire. Mocked as "Arch-Sleepyhead of the Holy Roman Empire" during his lifetime, he is today increasingly seen as an efficient ruler.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Friedrich III von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.