As Holy Roman Emperor Matthias's age and ill-health become more
obvious, a tussle for the succession to the Empire develops. The
Catholics Archdukes Maximilian of the Tyrol and Albert, Governor of
the Spanish Netherlands, renounce their claims to the Empire in
order to support that of hard-line Catholic Ferdinand of Styria.
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Editors. "Archdukes back Ferdinand of Styria's claim to the Empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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