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The Imperial Diet [Reichstag] in Session on September 13, 1640 (17th Century)
The image below shows the Imperial Diet [Reichstag] in plenary session. The emperor and the electors sit on a dais at the front of the room. The princes stand before them, and the lesser estates are seated on the sides of the room. Engraving by an unknown artist, 17th century.