The Holy Roman Emperor (Latin: Imperator Romanus Sacer) is a term used by historians to denote a medieval ruler who had also received the title of "Emperor of the Romans" from the Pope. After the 16th century, this elected monarch governed the Holy Roman Empire, a Central European union of territories of the Medieval and Early Modern period. In the feudal hierarchy, a medieval Holy Roman Emperor was primus inter pares (first among equals) among the other medieval Roman Catholic monarchs; he was the "Senior Monarch in (Catholic) Christendom" and the "secular arm of the Catholic Church".
... See also Papal appointment The Emperor was crowned in a special ceremony, traditionally performed by the Pope in Rome, using the Imperial Regalia ... Without that coronation, no king, despite exercising all powers, could call himself Emperor ... Julius II allowed Maximilian I to use the title of Emperor without coronation in Rome, though the title was qualified as Electus Romanorum Imperator ("elected ...
... Her mother was the daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary ... Eleonore had many maternal aunts and uncles, such as Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and Johanna of Austria ... Among her cousins were Anna of Austria, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Eleonora de' Medici, and Marie de' Medici ...
... his steadfastness and was later canonized in the Roman Catholic Church ... Emperor Charles Sebastian Armesto (2007) Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor Episode 1.03 Episode 1.03 Alternately the ally and adversary of King Henry VIII, Charles is Holy Roman ... Eustace Chapuys Anthony Brophy (2007–2010) Eustace Chapuys Episode 1.03 Episode 4.08 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's ambassador to the court of Henry VIII ...
... Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor 11 ... Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor 26 ... Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor 14 ...
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“Ce corps qui sappelait et qui sappelle encore le saint empire romain nétait en aucune manière ni saint, ni romain, ni empire. This agglomeration which called itself and still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was in no way holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.”
—Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (16941778)
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—John Dos Passos (18961970)
“O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;”
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“A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful? holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. Yet, added he, none of you can tell where it pinches me.”
—Plutarch (c. 46120 A.D.)