Holy Roman Empire
The Holy Roman Empire (Latin: Imperium Romanum Sacrum, German: Heiliges Römisches Reich, Italian: Sacro Romano Impero, Czech: Svatá říše římská, Slovene: Sveto rimsko cesarstvo ) was a varying complex of lands that existed from 962 to 1806 in Central Europe. It grew out of East Francia, one of the primary divisions of the Frankish Empire. Its character changed during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, when the power of the emperor gradually weakened in favour of the princes. In its last centuries, it had become quite close to a union of territories.
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... Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, deposed 1215 ... Adolf, King of the Romans, deposed 1298 ...
... were regional groupings of most (though not all) of the various states of the Empire for the purposes of defence, imperial taxation, supervision of coining, peace-keeping functions and ...
... office of Chancellor has a long history, stemming back to the Holy Roman Empire ... the chapel of an Imperial palace during the Carolingian Empire was called Chancellor (from Latin cancellarius) ... a position he held until the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, while de jure the Archbishop of Cologne was Chancellor of Italy and the Archbishop of Trier of Burgundy ...
... Prussia, unlike Brandenburg, lay outside the Holy Roman Empire, within which only the emperor and the ruler of Bohemia could call themselves king ... continued to use the additional title of Elector of Brandenburg for the remainder of the empire's run ... Although Brandenburg remained part of the Holy Roman Empire, the emperor's overlordship over it and the rest of the empire had become only nominal by this time ...
... of Cambrai - The Papal States, France, Aragon, Holy Roman Empire Catholic League (Italian) - The Papal States, Venice, England, Aragon, Holy Roman Empire 1546-1547 Schmalkaldic War Schmalkaldic ...
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