Holy Roman Emperor
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".
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... Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor 11 ... Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor 26 ... Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor 14 ...
... Her mother was the daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary ... Marie 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 ...
... for 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 ... Eustace Chapuys Episode 1.03 Episode 4.08 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's ambassador to the court of Henry VIII ...
... See also Papal appointment The Emperor was crowned in a special ceremony, traditionally performed by the Pope in Rome, using the Imperial Regalia ... exercising all powers, could call himself Emperor ... Pope 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 Emperor of the Romans") ...
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