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The imperial crown of Charles VII (Reign 1742-45)at the treasury of Munich Residenz,Frankfurtian Crown. Germany.Since the imperial crown was merely used as coronation crown,the Holy Roman Emperors used different crowns for all other purposes.While the Habsburg were in possession of their own imperial crowns,Charles did not possess an imperial crown when he was elected emperor in 1742.Thus,he ordered a crown from a goldsmith in Augsburg and one from another artisan in Frankfurt am Main.
Map of the Holy Roman Empire in 1789. The map is dominated by the Habsburg Monarchy (brown) and the Kingdom of Prussia (blue), besides a large number of small states (many of them too small to be shown on map).
A bust of Charlemagne at the exhibition 'Charlemagne: Power, Art, Treasures' (in German: 'Karl der Grosse: Macht, Kunst, Schaetze') during the press day on June 18, 2014 in Aachen, Germany. The three-part exhibition is among the biggest events this year commemorating the 1200th anniversary of Charlemagne's death. Charlemagne, also called Charles the Great.
The Kite Shield of Charlemagne - Charlemagne greatly expanded the Frankish empire during his reign.
A depiction of Charlemagne.Charlemagne (known also as Charles the Great, as well as Charles I) was a King of the Franks, the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire (though the term ‘Holy Roman Empire’ would only be coined after Charlemagne’s death), and one of the most important figures in the history of early Medieval Europe. -
Arm Reliquary of Charlemagne (Charles the Great), 1481 in the Aachen Cathedral (Aachener Dom) Treasury - Aachen Germany. The bones of Charlemagne's right forearm are contained in this arresting reliquary made in 1481 AD.