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Encyclopedia > Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI

Charles VI, (German Karl VI; in full Karl Josef Franz)Holy Roman Emperor (October 1, 1685October 20, 1740) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1711 to 1740 and the second son of Leopold I with his third wife, Eleonore-Magdalena of Pfalz-Neuburg. As pretender to the thrones of Castile and Aragon, he was known as Charles III from 1703 to 1711. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1657x2440, 812 KB) Beschrijving no rights due of age Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1657x2440, 812 KB) Beschrijving no rights due of age Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ... 1711 (MDCCXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor Silver coin of Leopold I, 3 Kreuzers, dated 1670. ... Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg or Eleonore of Pfalz-Neuburg (January 6, 1655, Düsseldorf - January 19, 1720, Vienna) was empress of Austria as wife of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. ... The starting point of Crown of Castile can be considered when the union of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon in 1230 or the later fusion of their Cortes (their Parlaments). ... King of Aragons arms in 15th century The Crown of Aragon or Aragonese Empire was the regime of a large portion of what is now Spain, plus numerous Mediterranean possessions, for much of the later Middle Ages. ... Events February 2 - Earthquake in Aquila, Italy February 4 - In Japan, the 47 samurai commit seppuku (ritual suicide) February 14 - Earthquake in Norcia, Italy April 21 - Company of Quenching of Fire (ie. ... 1711 (MDCCXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...

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Biography

Charles was born in Vienna, and named Charles-Francis-Joseph. His educator was Anton Florian of Liechtenstein. Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Anton Florian (1656 - 1721) was Prince of Liechtenstein between 1719 and 1721. ...


He was the contracted heir of the Spanish Hapsburgs. When Charles II of Spain made Philip V his heir, Louis XIV violated the contract. The dispute for the crown of Spain led to the War of the Spanish Succession. Habsburg (sometimes spelled Hapsburg, but never so in official use) was one of the major ruling houses of Europe. ... Charles II of Spain. ... King Philip V of Spain (December 19, 1683 – July 9, 1746) or Philippe of Anjou was king of Spain from 1700 to 1746, the first of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. ... “Sun King” redirects here. ... Combatants Holy Roman Empire, Great Britain,[1] Dutch Republic, Portugal, Others France, Spain, Bavaria, Others Commanders Eugene of Savoy, Margrave of Baden, Count Starhemberg, Duke of Marlborough, Earl of Galway, Count Overkirk, Marquês das Minas Duc de Villars, Duc de Vendôme, Duc de Boufflers, Duc de Villeroi, Duke...


After his older brother Joseph I died suddenly, he had to return to Austria to take over the Emperor's throne. In 1711, he was made Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt. Joseph I. Joseph I (July 26, 1678 – April 17, 1711), Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduke of Austria, was the elder son of the emperor Leopold I and his third wife, Eleanora, Countess Palatine, daughter of Philip William of Neuburg, Elector Palatine. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ...


Although Charles seems to have been clumsy in political affairs, the Austrian monarchy reached its widest expansion during his reign.


He married Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. At the time of his death, his only surviving children were Maria Theresa and Maria Anna, so he had no living male heirs - a situation he had guarded against in the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, which stated that his realm could not be divided and allowed that daughters also could inherit the throne from their fathers. When he died, the War of the Austrian Succession took place, but in the end the Pragmatic Sanction held up and his daughter succeeded him as Queen of Hungary and Bohemia and Archduchess of Austria. However, being a female, she was not elected Holy Roman Empress. Instead, Charles VII was elected. However, after Charles VII's reign, Maria Theresa's husband Francis I was elected, ensuring that the Empire would continue in the Habsburg line. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was empress of the Holy Roman Empire and mother of Maria Theresa of Austria. ... Louis Rudolph (German Ludwig Rudolf; 22 July 1671 – 1 March 1735), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy from 1731 until his death. ... The worlds most famous coin, a silver thaler of Maria Theresa, dated 1780. ... Maria Anna of Habsburg Maria Anna of Habsburg (Vienna, September 18, 1718 - Brussels, December 16, 1744) was archduchess of Austria and duchess of Lorraine. ... The Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, a legal mechanism designed to ensure that the Austrian throne and Habsburg lands would be inherited by Emperor Charles VIs daughter, Maria Theresa. ... Combatants Prussia Spain France Electorate of Bavaria Kingdom of Naples Austria Great Britain Dutch Republic Electorate of Saxony Sardinia Russian Empire Commanders Frederick II Leopold I Leopold II Maurice de Saxe François-Marie de Broglie Charles VII Ludwig Khevenhüller Charles Alexander George II Charles Emmanuel III Empress Maria... Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII Emperor Charles VII Albert (Brussels August 6, 1697 – January 20, 1745 in Munich), a member of the Wittelsbach family, was Prince-elector of Bavaria from 1726 and Holy Roman Emperor from January 24, 1742 until his death in 1745. ... Francis I Silver coin of Francis I, dated 1754. ...


Probably as a consequence of his years in Spain, he introduced the Spanish court ceremonial (Spanisches Hofzeremoniell) in Vienna and built the Spanish Riding School. Furthermore, the Reichskanzlei ("chancellory of the state") and the National Library were constructed during his reign and the Michaeler tract added to the Hofburg. Much was designed in baroque style in Vienna during Charles' reign. Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ...


He also had musical ambitions. Taught as a boy by Johann Joseph Fux, he composed, played the harpsichord, and now and then conducted the court's band. Johann Joseph Fux (1660 – February 13, 1741) was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the late Baroque era. ... Harpsichord in the Flemish style A harpsichord is any of a family of European keyboard instruments, including the large instrument currently called a harpsichord, but also the smaller virginals, the muselar virginals and the spinet. ...


There is some evidence that Charles' death was caused by consuming a meal of death cap mushrooms.[1] Binomial name Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ...


Ancestors

Charles's ancestors in three generations
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor Father:
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
Father's father:
Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
Father's father's father:
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
Father's father's mother:
Maria Anna of Bavaria
Father's mother:
Maria Anna of Spain
Father's mother's father:
Philip III of Spain
Father's mother's mother:
Margaret of Austria
Mother:
Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg
Mother's father:
Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine
Mother's father's father:
Wolfgang Wilhelm, Pfalzgraf von Neuburg
Mother's father's mother:
Magdalene of Bavaria
Mother's mother:
Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Mother's mother's father:
George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Mother's mother's mother:
Sofie Eleonore of Saxony


Names in other languages: German: Karl VI., Czech: Karel II., Hungarian: III. Károly, Slovak: Karol III., Croatian: Karlo III., Catalan: Carles III., Latin: Carolus VI.Polish Karol VI Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor Silver coin of Leopold I, 3 Kreuzers, dated 1670. ... Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (July 13, 1608 – April 2, 1657), ruled February 15, 1637 – 1657. ... Emperor Ferdinand II Ferdinand II (July 9, 1578 – February 15, 1637), of the House of Habsburg, reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 1620-1637. ... Maria Anna of Bavaria (8 December 1574 - 8 March 1616) was daughter of William V, Duke of Bavaria. ... Maria Anna (18 August 1606 – 13 May 1646), also known as Maria Anna of Austria, Infanta of Spain, was the youngest daughter of King Philip III of Spain and Margaret of Austria. ... Philip III of Spain Philip III (Spanish: Felipe III) (April 14, 1578 – March 31, 1621) was the king of Spain and Portugal (as Philip II Portuguese: Filipe II), from 1598 until his death. ... Philip III of Spain Margaret of Austria, 1609, by Bartolomé González y Serrano Margaret of Austria (December 25, 1584-October 3, 1611), Queen of Spain and Portugal, was the daughter of Archduke Charles II of Austria and Maria Anna of Bavaria, and the sister of the Emperor Ferdinand II... Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg or Eleonore of Pfalz-Neuburg (January 6, 1655, Düsseldorf - January 19, 1720, Vienna) was empress of Austria as wife of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. ... Philipp Wilhelm of Neuburg, Elector Palatine (24 November 1615 - 2 September 1690), was Count Palatine of Neuburg and Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1653 to 1690. ... Magdalene of Bavaria, born 1587, died 1628. ... George II (German Georg), Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (March 1605 in Darmstadt; † 11. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia (in the latter with the name of Valencian), and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


References

  1. ^ Wasson RG. (1972). The death of Claudius, or mushrooms for murderers. Botanical Museum Leaflets, Harvard University 23(3):101–128.

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House of Habsburg
Born: 1 October 1685
Died: 20 October 1740
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King of Sicily
172034
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Succeeded by
Charles VII
King of Hungary, Croatia and Slavonia
(as Charles III)
171140
Succeeded by
Maria Theresa
King of Bohemia
(as Charles II)  
171140
Archduke of Austria
(as Charles III)  
171140
Preceded by
Charles III of Spain
(as Charles I)  
Duke of Parma and Piacenza
173540
Duke of Guastalla
173540
Preceded by
Philip V of Spain
(as Philip IV)  
Count of Barcelona
170514
Title merged with
Spanish monarchy
Persondata
NAME Habsburg, Charles Francis Joseph
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Habsburg, Karl Franz Josef
SHORT DESCRIPTION Holy Roman Emperor
DATE OF BIRTH 1 October 1685
PLACE OF BIRTH Vienna, Austria
DATE OF DEATH 20 October 1740
PLACE OF DEATH

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