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 621,311 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor is the 417th most popular politician (up from 418th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Austria (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular 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 417 out of 15,577Before him are Louis VIII of France, George III of the United Kingdom, Baibars, Yongle Emperor, Oleg of Novgorod, and José Mujica. After him are George II of Great Britain, Severus Alexander, Albert II of Belgium, Henry the Fowler, Charles I of England, and Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

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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, Irina Godunova, Oda Nobutada, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Lew Sapieha, and Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel. 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, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Diane de France, Lawrence of Brindisi, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Shimazu Yoshihiro.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 40 out of 1,237Before him are Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Viktor Frankl (1905), and Maximilian I of Mexico (1832). After him are Karl Landsteiner (1868), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), and Lise Meitner (1878).

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