List of Famous Holy Roman Emperors People

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, 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, 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 Emperor
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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
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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, 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
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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
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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
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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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    Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Frederick III, called the Peaceful, was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1452 until his death. Prior to his imperial coronation, he was hereditary Duke of Austria from 1424 and elected King of Germany from 1440. He was the first emperor of the House of Habsburg. In 1493, he was succeeded by his son ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1415-1493)
    • Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Henry VI, a member of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was King of Germany from 1190 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1191 until his death. From 1194 he was also King of Sicily. He was the second son of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and his consort Beatrix of Burgundy. In 1186 he was married to Constance of Sicily, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1165-1197)
    • Birthplace: Nijmegen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
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    Louis IV, called the Bavarian, of the house of Wittelsbach, was King of Germany from 1314, King of Italy from 1327, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1328. Louis IV was Duke of Upper Bavaria from 1294 /1301 together with his elder brother Rudolf I, served as Margrave of Brandenburg until 1323 and as Count ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1282-1347)
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Henry VII was the King of Germany from 1308 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1312. He was the first emperor of the House of Luxembourg. During his brief career he reinvigorated the imperial cause in Italy, which was racked with the partisan struggles between the divided Guelf and Ghibelline factions, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1275-1313)
    • Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Otto III was Holy Roman Emperor from 996 until his early death in 1002. A member of the Ottonian dynasty, Otto III was the only son of the Emperor Otto II and his wife Theophanu. Otto III was crowned as King of Germany in 983 at the age of three, shortly after his father's death in southern Italy while ...more

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    • Age: Died at 22 (980-1002)
    • Birthplace: Holy Roman Empire
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Frederick II, was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages and head of the House of Hohenstaufen. His political and cultural ambitions, based in Sicily and stretching through Italy to Germany, and even to Jerusalem, were enormous; however, his enemies, especially the popes, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1194-1250)
    • Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor

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    Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Charles VII was Prince-elector of Bavaria from 1726 and Holy Roman Emperor from 24 January 1742 until his death in 1745. A member of the House of Wittelsbach, Charles was notably the only person not born of the House of Habsburg to become emperor in over three centuries.more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1697-1745)
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Otto IV was one of two rival kings of Germany from 1198 on, sole king from 1208 on, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1209 until he was forced to abdicate in 1215. The only German king of the Welf dynasty, he incurred the wrath of Pope Innocent III and was excommunicated in 1210.more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1175-1218)
    • Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
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    Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Sigismund of Luxemburg was Prince-elector of Brandenburg from 1378 until 1388 and from 1411 until 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Germany from 1411, King of Bohemia from 1419, King of Italy from 1431, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last male member ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1368-1437)
    • Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor

    Conrad II, also known as Conrad the Elder, was Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1027 until his death in 1039. The founder of the Salian dynasty of emperors, Conrad also served as King of Germany from 1024, King of Italy from 1026, and King of Burgundy from 1033. The son of a mid-level nobleman in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (990-1039)
    • Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
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    Henry V was King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor, the fourth and last ruler of the Salian dynasty. Henry's reign coincided with the final phase of the great Investiture Controversy, which had pitted pope against emperor. By the settlement of the Concordat of Worms, he surrendered to the demands of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1086-1125)
    • Birthplace: Goslar, Germany
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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    Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

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    Ferdinand I was Holy Roman Emperor from 1558, king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526, and king of Croatia from 1527 until his death. Before his accession, he ruled the Austrian hereditary lands of the Habsburgs in the name of his elder brother, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Also, he often served as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1503-1564)
    • Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
    • Profession: Holy Roman Emperor
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