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 than 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. The course of his politics was determined by Cardinal Klesl until his fall in 1618. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 549,218 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor is the 418th most popular politician (down from 417th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 44th in 2019) and the 14th 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 418 out of 15,710Before him are Rurik, Taejo of Joseon, Charles the Fat, Frederick III, German Emperor, Sukarno, and Macrinus. After him are Louis the German, John III Sobieski, Hongwu Emperor, Solon, Idi Amin, and Peisistratos.

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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, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Stephen Bocskai, Balthasar Gérard, Oda Nobutada, Lew Sapieha, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Thomas Morley, and Jean de Sponde. Among people deceased in 1619, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Safiye Sultan, Anne of Denmark, Hans Lippershey, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Lawrence of Brindisi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Denis Calvaert.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 42 out of 1,075Before him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Anton Bruckner (1824), Karl Landsteiner (1868), Theodoric the Great (454), and Viktor Frankl (1905). After him are Kurt Gödel (1906), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Albert II of Germany (1397), Peter Handke (1942), Anna Freud (1895), and Maximilian I of Mexico (1832).

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