The Thirty Years War

The Thirty Years War - The Thirty Years War Emperors (Holy...

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The Thirty Years War Emperors (Holy Roman Emperors) Charles V (resigned 1555) o Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor 1516-1556, father of King Philip II Ferdinand I (1555-64, brother of Charles V) o After his brother Charles V abdicated as Holy Roman Emperor in 1556, Ferdinand reigned as emperor (formally beginning in 1558) until his death Maximilian II (1564-76, son of Ferdinand I) Rudolf II (1576-1612, son of Maximilian II) Matthias (1612-1619, brother of Rudolf II) o Holy Roman Emperor at outbreak of Thirty Years War in 1618, succeeded by Ferdinand II in 1619 Ferdinand II (1619-37, cousin of Mathias) o Habsburg ruler of Bohemia at start of Thirty Years War who later became the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III (1637-57, son of Ferdinand II) People Frederick, Elector of Palatine, the “Winter King” Tilly, a commander of Catholic forces in the war o known as the Monk in Armor , was a General (Field Marshal) who commanded the Imperial and Holy Roman Empire's forces in the Thirty Years' War, he had a string of important victories against the Bohemians, Germans and later the Danish, but was then defeated by forces led by the King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Wallenstein, a commander of mercenary forces in the war o commander of mercenary army in Thirty Years War supporting the Holy Roman Emperor Gustavus Adolphus o Sweden’s king 1611-1632 & leader of Protestant forces in the Thirty Years War Other Habsburg Dynasty (family of rulers) o royal family ruling Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and other territories whose head was traditionally elected Holy Roman Emperor
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