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Documents - Part II: Section A – Holy Roman Empire
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1.   The Golden Bull (1356)
This first great act of the law of the late medieval Empire was issued in 1356 by Emperor Charles IV (1316-78), King of the Romans since 1346 and King of Bohemia since 1347. It remained in force....
2.   Royal Coronation of Maximilian I (April 9, 1486)
In 1486, Archduke Maximilian, the only son of Emperor Frederick III (r. 1440-93), was elected king of the Romans and his father’s successor as emperor. He was crowned king in Frankfurt am Main in....
3.   Imperial Reform (1495)
The first phase of the Imperial Reform under Maximilian I began with the legislation enacted on....
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