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... Salian dynasty ended with Henry V's death in 1125, the princes chose not to elect the next of kin, but rather Lothair, the moderately powerful but already old Duke of Saxony ... When he died in 1138, the princes again aimed at checking royal power accordingly they did not elect Lothair's favoured heir, his son-in-law Henry the Proud of the ... In Germany, the Emperor had repeatedly protected Henry the Lion against complaints by rival princes or cities (especially in the cases of Munich and Lübeck) ...
... In September 1688, King Louis XIV’s forces invaded the Rhineland and besieged the German town of Philippsburg ... Louis had hoped to compel the powerful German princes, and their Holy Roman Emperor, Leopold I, into converting the 1684 Truce of Ratisbon into a permanent peace, thus confirming Louis' territorial gains ... Other German towns fell in quick succession, including Oppenheim, Kaiserslautern, Heidelberg, and the key fortress of Mainz, but instead of cowering under French aggression, the ...
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—William Blake (17571827)
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