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Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor

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Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII

Emperor Charles VII Albert (Brussels August 6, 1697January 20, 1745 in Munich), a member of the Wittelsbach family, was Holy Roman Emperor from January 24, 1742 until his death in 1745.

He was the son of Maximilian II Emanuel, elector of Bavaria and Teresa Kunegunda Sobieska. His family was split during the War of the Spanish Succession and was for many years under house arrest in Austria. Only in 1715 did the family become re-united. His brother Klemens August of Bavaria, later archbishop and elector (Kurfürst) of Cologne, who mostly sided with the Austria Habsburg-Lorraine side during the Habsburg successions, cast his vote for him and personally crowned him emperor at Frankfurt. After Charles Albert's short reign, Klemens August again leaned toward Austria.

See also


Preceded by:
Maximilian II Emanuel
Elector of Bavaria
1726-1745
Succeeded by:
Maximilian III Joseph
Preceded by:
Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
1742-1745
Succeeded by:
Francis I

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