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The inscription LEOPOLDUS II D·G·R·IMP·S·A·G·H·B·REX·A·A·B·L·D abbreviates the following: Leopoldus Secundus, Dei gratia Romanorum imperator semper augustus; Germaniae, Hungariae, Bohemiae rex; Archidux Austriae; Burgundiae et Lotharingiae dux These refer to, in order, his titles of: By Grace of God, Holy Roman Emperor, the always august King of Germany, ...


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You have somewhat answered your own question. The Reeve and Bailiff were essentially the same job in Medieval England. The Reeve was a person that oversaw the land and crops and was in charge of the peasants. A reeve was basically an estate manager. A reeve is actually described in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, describing the reeve as a highly ...


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The Holy Roman Empire was a bit more unified during even its latest phase than many answers have said. After the thirty ears war many German sates rallied to support he Emperor in the period calling the Imperial reaction which lasted until the 1720s when Emperor Charles VI had to curry favor with the various states to get their support for his daughter's ...


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Actually papal consent was no longer required. On July 16, 1338, six of the seven electors met at Rhense and declared that election by a majority of electors was enough to make someone King of the Romans and future emperor, and popes had no right to interfere. Emperor Louis IV decreed on August 6, 1338, that the person elected immediately had full imperial ...


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The Holy Roman Empire was an institution with the emperor – and later the Diet (some Parliament) and other parts of the government – but it existed independently from ordinary kingdoms and overlapped with them. So there was no need for the kingdoms to be "fully inside" and "fully outside" the Holy Roman Empire. One may imagine that the Holy Roman Empire is ...


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Frankfurt adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1700. When Frankfurt adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1700, the new date of the Frankfurt fair conflicted with the date of the Leipzig fair. - Carlbach, Elisheva. Palaces of Time. Harvard University Press, 2011. This is part of a general wave of adoption by protestant Germany in the same year. The ...


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Case for Italy and/or Vatican Italy was the place where Roman Empire originated and Rome is located. They still speak a language descendant from Latin. Rome was the most important city throughout Middle Ages and the Pope usually was the one with monopoly on conferring the imperial title. Also to become an emperor it was usually required to become king of ...


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Polish hussars are not the same as Russian hussars, entirely! Polish winged hussars are a kind of (super)heavy cavalry, while Russian hussars and hussars in other countries (Hungary, Germany etc) are a kind of lignt cavalry. So your premise is wrong.


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It is convenient to think of important historical realms as consisting of several roughly concentric roughly circular areas or zones with the ruler have the greatest amount of power and authority in the innermost circle or zone and gradually diminishing amounts of power and authority in successively outer circles or zones. Such an image may be considered ...


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The Holy Roman Empire (of the German Nation) officially ceased to exist one fine day in August of 1806 when Francis II went to the Imperial Diet and resigned. He of course continued to be the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, but that is another story. What only a small number of people thought about was the fact that for the first time since 31 BC,there was not ...


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Why did Ferdinand become emperor after Charles V? Charles V was elected emperor on 28 June 1519 and crowned King of the Romans on 26 October 1520. He was crowned King of Italy on 22 February 1530 and crowned Emperor of the Romans on 24 February 1530. For various reasons the seven electors met and agreed to make Ferdinand the next emperor. He was elected ...


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William was born at Dillenburg castle, eldest son of the incumbent COunt of Nassau-Dillenburg. He inherited the Principality of Orange upon the death of his childless uncle, on condition of receiving a Catholic education. As fulfillment of the condition William was sent at age eleven to be educated accordingly, first at Breda in the modern Netherlands and ...



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