Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor

1557 - 1619

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Matthias (24 February 1557 – 20 March 1619) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1612 to 1619, Archduke of Austria from 1608 to 1619, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1608 to 1618 and King of Bohemia from 1611 to 1617. His personal motto was Concordia lumine maior ("Unity is stronger in the light"). Matthias played a significant role in the familial opposition of the Habsburgs against his brother Emperor Rudolf II. After gaining power, he showed little political initiative of his own. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 865,009 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor is the 416th most popular politician (down from 413th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Austria (up from 40th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Austrian Politician.

Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, is most famous for being the last Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among politicians, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 416 out of 19,576Before him are Edward IV of England, Charles the Fat, Malik-Shah I, Ibn Saud, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and Herod Antipas. After him are Louis VII of France, Rurik, Albert II of Belgium, Vitellius, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Harald Fairhair.

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Among people born in 1557, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Feodor I of Russia, Giovanni Gabrieli, Agostino Carracci, Stephen Bocskai, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Balthasar Gérard, Oda Nobutada, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Irina Godunova, Lew Sapieha, and Leandro Bassano. Among people deceased in 1619, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is Safiye Sultan. After him are Hans Lippershey, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Anne of Denmark, Ludovico Carracci, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Lawrence of Brindisi, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Diane de France, and Hieronymus Fabricius.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 38 out of 1,424Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Egon Schiele (1890), Niki Lauda (1949), and Konrad Lorenz (1903). After him are Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Alois Hitler (1837), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), and Lise Meitner (1878).

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