Editors. "Charles I and Francis I campaign to become Holy Roman Emperor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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The Emperor Maximilian I dies. Charles I of Spain, Maximilian's grandson, and Francis I of France prepare to contest the coming imperial election, spending vast sums in Germany. Pope Leo X and Henry VIII pledge support to Francis I.