Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor

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Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor Gender: M
born on 22 March 1459 Jul.Cal. (31 Mar 1459 greg.) at 17:04 (= 5:04 PM )
Place Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 47n49, 16e15
Timezone LMT m16e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°19' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°52'

Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I


German royalty, an emperor who reigned from 1493 to 1519. Although he aspired to restore forceful imperial leadership and to institute much needed reforms, Maximilian I left Germany in even worse anarchy at the end of his rule, and he sacrificed the interests of the country to the aggrandizement of the Hapsburg possessions.

He was the eldest son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III, and in 1486, he was elected king of the Romans. While defending his wife’s inheritance in 1490, he recovered Austria, and the following year, he secured the right of succession to the thrones of Hungary and Bohemia in the Treaty of Pressburg. While he had already assumed many of the imperial responsibilities and duties, he succeeded his father as emperor in 1493.

In 1495, he embarked in a war with France in an effort to keep France from acquiring territory in Italy. Maximilian made peace with France in 1504, and four years later, he joined Louis XII in the League of Cambrai against Venice. Chronically short of money, his involvement in the alliance forced him to borrow heavily. In 1511, he once again, however, opposed France in the Holy League along with England and Spain.

Maximilian was a patron of the arts, and among his writings are two autobiographical poems.

He married Mary, daughter of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, in 1477 and immediately became embroiled in a defense of her inheritance against King Louis XI of France. Mary died in 1482, by which time Maximilian had secured many of her properties. He married the niece of Ludovico Sforza in 1493. Three years later, he arranged for his son Philip to marry Joanna the Mad, heiress to the thrones of Castile and Aragón, and the double marriage of his grandson and granddaughter to the daughter and son of King Uladislaus II of Hungary assured Hapsburg succession to the Hungarian and Bohemian thrones and ascendancy in central Europe.

Maximilian I died at Wels on 1/12/1519.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Anne of Brittany (born 26 January 1476 Jul.Cal. (4 Feb 1476 greg.))


  • Work : New Career 16 February 1486 Jul.Cal. (25 Feb 1486 greg.) (King of the Romans)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1490 (Recovered Austria)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1490 (Defended wife's inheritance)
  • Work : Gain social status 19 August 1493 Jul.Cal. (28 Aug 1493 greg.) (Emperor, for 26 years)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Begin Travel 1495 (War with France)
  • Social : Return Home 1504 (Peace with France)
  • Social : Begin Travel 1511 (War with France)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 January 1519 Jul.Cal. (22 Jan 1519 greg.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Ebertin for Records; same data from Cirkels. (March 22 OS, 5:00 PM LAT)

Sy Scholfield quotes 4 hours 4 minutes after 12 midday from the "Journal de Louise de Savoye" in Jean Joseph François Poujoulat & Joseph François Michaud's book, "Nouvelle collection des mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de France: depuis le XIIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe siècle" (Paris: Didier, 1838), p. 87: "Maximilian, roi des Romains, entra en ce monde le 22 mars, à quatre heures quatre minutes après midi, 1459."


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Borrowed money)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Germany)