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.
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Editors. "Matthias, King of Bohemia succeeds as Holy Roman Emperor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15704, accessed 18 February 2018.]
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