The Bohemian Diet deposes Ferdinand and, on the 26th, elects
Frederick V, the Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia (he is crowned
in October). Frederick V, son-in-law of James I of England, is the
head of the Protestant Union and the leading Calvinist prince. He
is to become known as 'the Winter King', because his effective
reign only lasts the winter, and he loses his throne to Emperor
Ferdinand II the following year.
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Editors. "Elector Palatine chosen as King of Bohemia by rebelling Protestants". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2122, accessed 20 July 2017.]
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