Category Archives: Habsburgs

The Imperial Crown

I could not resist. This Tweet displays the crown of the Holy Roman Empire. When I show slides of Charles VI and Maria Theresa in class, this is one of the crowns sitting on the table beside them. Imperial Crown … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles V!

Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V was born on this day (February 24) in 1500. Charles was the preeminent ruler in Europe, with influence extending far beyond the Empire. Hey, he owned the Western Hemisphere (minus Brazil). Holy Roman Emperor Charles … Continue reading

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Moving on to Vienna

The Austrian imperial family, the Habsburgs, were traditionally buried in the crypt of the simple Capuchin Church in Vienna. When the imperial coffin was carried to the Church, the door was barred and a monk would ask, “Who seeks to … Continue reading

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