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List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors

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List of famous holy roman emperors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top holy roman emperors in the world? This includes the most prominent holy roman emperors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable holy roman emperors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic holy roman emperors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned holy roman emperors.

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    Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Otto I, also known as Otto the Great, was German king from 936 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 962 until his death in 973. The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda, Otto was "the first of the Germans to be called the emperor of Italy". Otto inherited the Duchy of Saxony and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (912-973)
    • Birthplace: Wallhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor, Military Officer
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    Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor

    Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emper... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Maximilian I, the son of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Eleanor of Portugal, was King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death, though he was never in fact crowned by the Pope, the journey to Rome always being too risky. He had ruled jointly with his father for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1459-1519)
    • Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Maximilian II, Holy Roman Empe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Maximilian II, a member of the Austrian House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1564 until his death. He was crowned King of Bohemia in Prague on 14 May 1562 and elected King of Germany on 24 November 1562. On 16 July 1563 he was crowned King of Hungary and Croatia in the Hungarian capital ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1527-1576)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

    Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Charles VI succeeded his elder brother, Joseph I, as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, King of Hungary and Croatia, and King of Serbia, Archduke of Austria, etc., in 1711. He unsuccessfully claimed the throne of Spain as Charles III following the death of its ruler, and Charles's relative, Charles II ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1685-1740)
    • Birthplace: Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Frederick I, Holy Roman Empero... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Frederick I, also known as Frederick Barbarossa, was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 until his death. He was elected King of Germany at Frankfurt on 4 March 1152 and crowned in Aachen on 9 March 1152. He became King of Italy in 1155 and was crowned Roman Emperor by Pope Adrian IV on 18 June 1155. Two ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1122-1190)
    • Birthplace: Weingarten, Württemberg, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1640-1705)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Otto II, called the Red, was Holy Roman Emperor from 973 until his death in 983. A member of the Ottonian dynasty, Otto II was the youngest and sole surviving son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy. Otto II was made joint-ruler of Germany in 961, at an early age, and his father named him co-Emperor ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (955-983)
    • Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors
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    Charles IV, born Wenceslaus, was the second King of Bohemia from the House of Luxembourg, and the first King of Bohemia also to become Holy Roman Emperor. He was the eldest son and heir of King John of Bohemia, who died at the Battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346. Charles inherited the County of Luxembourg ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1316-1378)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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