Karel IV., Holy Roman Emperor
|born on||14 May 1316 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1316 greg.) at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Prague, Czech Republic, 50n05, 14e26|
|Timezone||LMT m14e26 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°46' 15°31 Asc. 16°09'|
Holy Roman Emperor, 1355-1378. In English his name is Charles IV (in Czech: Karel IV., German: Karl IV., Latin: Carolus IV). He was the eldest son and heir of King John of Bohemia, who died at the Battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346. Charles inherited the County of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of Bohemia from his father. On 2 September 1347, Charles was crowned King of Bohemia.
On 11 July 1346, prince-electors elected him King of the Romans (rex Romanorum) in opposition to Emperor Louis IV. Charles was crowned on 26 November 1346 in Bonn. After his opponent died, he was re-elected in 1349 (17 June) and crowned (25 July) King of the Romans. In 1355 he was crowned King of Italy on 6 January and Holy Roman Emperor on 5 April. With his coronation as King of Burgundy, delayed until 4 June 1365, he became the personal ruler of all the kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire.
Charles was married four times and had thirteen children. He died 29 November 1378, aged 62, in Prague.
- parent->child relationship with Václav IV., King of Bohemia (born 26 February 1361 Jul.Cal. (6 Mar 1361 greg.))
- Death, Cause unspecified 29 November 1378 Jul.Cal. (7 Dec 1378 greg.) (Age 62)
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Sy Scholfield quotes the German book "Geschichte Kaiser Karls IV. und Seiner Zeit: 1316-1346" [History of the Emperor Charles IV and His Time. 1316-1346] by Emil Werusky (Burt Franklin, 1961), p. 1: "Freitag den 14. Mai 1316 beiläufig um fünf Uhr Morgens wurde dem König Johann von Böhmen von seiner Gemahlin Elisabeth, der zweiten Tochter König Wenzels II. von Böhmen, zu Prag der erste Sohn geboren."
Translation: In Prague, on Friday, 14 May 1316 around five o'clock in the morning, the first son was born to King Johann of Bohemia by his wife Elisabeth, the second daughter of King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia.
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Luxemburg)