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  1. Maximilian I (22 March 1459 – 12 January 1519) was King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death. He was never crowned by the pope, as the journey to Rome was blocked by the Venetians. [2]

  2. Jan 8, 2023 · Maximilian I, (born March 22, 1459, Wiener Neustadt, Austria—died January 12, 1519, Wels), archduke of Austria, German king, and Holy Roman emperor (1493–1519) who made his family, the Habsburgs, dominant in 16th-century Europe.

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  3. Maximilian I, (born March 22, 1459, Wiener Neustadt, Austria—died Jan. 12, 1519, Wels), German king and Holy Roman emperor (1493–1519). The eldest son of Emperor Frederick III and a member of the Habsburg dynasty, he gained Burgundy ’s lands in the Netherlands by marriage in 1477 but was later forced to give Burgundy to Louis XI (1482).

  4. May 11, 2018 · MAXIMILIAN I (HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE) (1459 – 1519; ruled 1493 – 1519), Holy Roman emperor. Maximilian I was a member of the Habsburg Dynasty. Elected king of Romans in 1486, he declared himself elected Holy Roman emperor in 1508. In 1477 Maximilian married Mary, Duchess of Burgundy (1457 – 1482).

  5. M aximilian I, one of the most remarkable rulers of the Renaissance, served as the Holy Roman Emperor* from 1493 until 1519. Under his leadership, the Habsburg family came to dominate in Europe in the 1500s. Maximilian added vast lands to the family holdings and used diplomacy, warfare, and marriage to make the empire more secure.

  6. Legacy of Maximilian I. Great as Maximilian’s achievements were, they did not match his ambitions; he had hoped to unite all of western Europe by reviving the empire of Charlemagne. Adhering more often to medieval patterns of thought, he was nevertheless open to new ideas, enthusiastic about promoting science as well as the arts.

  7. Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 to 1519) Maximilian I was the King of Romans who served as the Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death in 1519. He was the first to be the Elected Roman Emperor and not crowned, as the journey to Rome proved to be a risky affair.

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