Editors. "The Emperor Rudolf is forced to resign the Bohemian crown". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II is forced to resign the Bohemian crown to his brother Matthias. Despite this, he continues to retain private property in the kingdom.