Person:Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Maximilian I , Holy Roman Emperor
m. 16 MAR 1451/52
  1. Maximilian I , Holy Roman Emperor - 1519
  2. Kunigunde of Austria - 1520
m. 16 Mar 1493/94
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Facts and Events
Name Maximilian I , Holy Roman Emperor
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Mar 1459 Wiener Neustadt, Niederösterreich, AustriaHouse of Habsburg
Marriage 18 Aug 1477 Ghent, Flandersto Marie Princess of Bourgogne
Alt Marriage 20 AUG 1477 Gand, East Flanders, Belgiumto Marie Princess of Bourgogne
Marriage 16 Mar 1493/94 to Bianca Maria Sforza
Death[1] 12 Jan 1519 Wels, Oberösterreich, Austria
Reference Number? Q150726?


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Maximilian I (22 March 1459 – 12 January 1519) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death. He was never crowned by the Pope, as the journey to Rome was always too risky. He was instead proclaimed Emperor elect by Pope Julius II at Trent, thus breaking the long tradition of requiring a papal coronation for the adoption of the imperial title. Maximilian was the son of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Eleanor of Portugal. He ruled jointly with his father for the last ten years of the latter's reign, from c. 1483 to his father's death in 1493.

Maximilian expanded the influence of the House of Habsburg through war and his marriage in 1477 to Mary of Burgundy, the heiress to the Duchy of Burgundy, though he also lost the Austrian territories in today's Switzerland to the Swiss Confederacy. Through marriage of his son Philip the Handsome to eventual queen Joanna of Castile in 1498, Maximilian helped to establish the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, which allowed his grandson Charles to hold the thrones of both Castile and Aragon.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Maximilian I 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.