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Count of Luxembourg crowned emperor in Rome – 1312.

Count of Luxembourg crowned emperor in Rome – 1312.

Count Henry VII. he grew up at the French court, and was elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire as a compromise candidate.

On June 29, 1312, he was crowned in Rome as Emperor Henry VII. Luxembourg, the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from the Luxembourg dynasty. His rise to the Roman-German imperial throne over the German lands was ruled by a ruler from the French-speaking sphere. Namely, Henry VII. he was born in Valenciennes in the area of ​​present-day northern France, and from his youth was Count of Luxembourg. The estates he inherited from his father – Count Henry of Luxembourg – spread over a wider area than the present-day state of Luxembourg. Namely, they also covered a part of today’s Belgium, Germany and France.

Henry VII he grew up at the French court, and was elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1308, as a compromise candidate. He went to Italy for the imperial coronation, where the famous Dante Alighieri also worked in his favor for a while. Henry VII he was one of the last rulers of the Holy Roman Empire to try to effectively rule Italy (in later centuries the Holy Roman Empire was in practice limited to German lands, and even there it lost real power).

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