Editors. "Matthias, King of Bohemia succeeds as Holy Roman Emperor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15704, accessed 02 September 2015.]
Matthias, King of Bohemia, succeeds as Holy Roman Emperor on the death of Rudolf II, although the formal election does not take place until June. He is to hold the post until his death in 1619, when the succession of his militantly Catholic relative Ferdinand II is to contribute to the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.