1438 imperial election

The imperial election of 1438 was an imperial election held to select the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. It took place in Frankfurt on March 18.

Background edit

Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, died on December 9, 1437.[1] His son-in-law Albert II of Germany succeeded him as Jure uxoris king of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia.

The prince-electors convened to elect his successor were:

Albert, as king of Bohemia, was entitled to a vote. However, he was in Bohemia suppressing an uprising and was not present at the election.

Elected edit

Albert was elected.

References edit

  1. ^ Irgang, Winfried. "Sehepunkte – Rezension von: Kaiser Sigismund (1368–1437) – Ausgabe 14 (2014), Nr. 11". sehepunkte.de.