Person:Rudolph I of Germany (1)

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Name Rudolph I , of Germany
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 May 1218 Schloss Limburg, A.D. Rhein, Freiburg, Baden, GermanyHouse of Habsburg
Marriage Jan 1245 to Gertrude , of Hohenberg
Marriage 1284 to Isabelle of Burgundy
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Ita
Burial? 1291 ,Dom Speyer,Oberpfalz,Bavaria
Reference Number? Q76956?
Death[1] 15 Jul 1291 Germersheim, Oberpfalz, Bayern, Germany

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Rudolf I, also known as Rudolf of Habsburg (; – ) was Count of Habsburg from about 1240 and elected King of Germany (King of the Romans) from 1273 until his death.

Rudolf's election marked the end of the Great Interregnum in the Holy Roman Empire after the death of the Hohenstaufen emperor Frederick II in 1250. Originally a Swabian count, he was the first Habsburg to acquire the duchies of Austria and Styria against his mighty rival, the Přemyslid king Ottokar II of Bohemia, whom he defeated in the 1278 Battle on the Marchfeld. The territories would remain under Habsburg rule for more than 600 years, they would form the core of the Habsburg Monarchy and the present-day country of Austria

The first German king of the Habsburg dynasty, he played a vital role in raising the comital house to the rank of Imperial princes. He was also the first in a number of late medieval count-kings, so-called by the historian Bernd Schneidmüller, from the rivalling noble houses of Habsburg, Luxembourg, and Wittelsbach, all striving after the Roman-German royal dignity, which ultimatively was taken over by the Habsburgs in 1438.

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