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Maximilian I
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[German Version]

(Mar 22, 1459, Wiener Neustadt – Jan 12, 1519, Wels), king of Germany (from 1486) and Holy Roman emperor of the German Nation (from 1509). The son of Frederick III of Habsburg-Austria, he laid the foundations of his dynasty's rise to a world power. Maximilian's marriage to Mary, the daughter of Charles the Bold, established the rule of the Habsburgs over Burgundy, which was maintained against France in the Peace of Senlis (1493). His election as king of Germany opened up the succession within the Empire. The attempt to reform the constituti…

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Baum, Wilhelm, “Maximilian I”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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