April 27th in German History: The Ratification of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss

The Holy Roman Empire was a confederation of states that was the major power in central Europe for nearly a thousand years. Created when Charlemagne was made the first Holy Roman Emperor, the Empire changed dramatically from a single state with a hereditary monarch to a coalition of states with one of the rulers electedContinue reading “April 27th in German History: The Ratification of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss”

April 14th in German History: Henry III Becomes Holy Roman Emperor

While it is certainly important to remember the more recent events in history, I think that it is just as critical that we attempt to preserve the knowledge of the more distant past that perhaps has less direct bearing on the present. The people of those times, while not as obviously connected to our currentContinue reading “April 14th in German History: Henry III Becomes Holy Roman Emperor”

April 5th in German History: Lothair the First Becomes Holy Roman Emperor

April 5th is the anniversary of one of the far less known events in German history. On April 5th, 823, Lothair the First was made Holy Roman Emperor. Lothair was the son of Louis the Pious and he ruled along with his father until 840. Louis was the son of the first Holy Roman Emperor,Continue reading “April 5th in German History: Lothair the First Becomes Holy Roman Emperor”