ADOLF( German King and Emperor 'Holy Roman Empire')
Comments for ADOLF
Adolf - German king and emperor 'of the Holy Roman Empire', who ruled in 1292-1298 he. + June 2, 1298
Adolph, Count of Nassau, was elected German King in May 1292, Mr.. instead of the deceased Rudolf I. Previously, he was the ruler of a small area with the center in Wiesbaden, and served to recruit other princes. Adolf was a handsome and strong man, but. As a brave warrior, known to its straightforwardness and learning. Electing him king, the powerful German princes hoped that Adolf would be more obedient to their will, than Rudolf of Habsburg. Indeed, Adolf many promised them before the vote), but after the coronation behaved quite differently, as expected Electors. Like Rudolph, he began to try to acquire a hereditary possessions. He entered into negotiations with the English King Edward I and received from him 100 thousand pounds sterling in exchange for a promise to start a war against France, but deceived him. With this money, he recruited a large army and in 1294, Mr.. intervened in the war Thuringian Landgraf Albrecht with his sons from his first marriage.
This war served as a pretext to the enemies of Adolf to attack him. In February 1298, Mr.. prominent princes arrived in Vienna and agreed with the Duke of Austria Albert the overthrow Adolf. In June of Electors met in Mainz, and announced that deprive the king to the throne, because he was guilty of fomenting civil wars, insults and violates the rights of church princes. The new king was elected Albert of Austria. Neither Adolf nor Albert were not present at this congress, as has already started a war with each other. When Albert and his army wanted to go to Mainz, the king began to pursue his. Duke took a strong position near the Gellgeyma. At dawn on June 2, King went on the attack on the Austrians. Those pretended to retreat, and lured the enemy in a disadvantageous position for the cavalry. Began the hard battle with himself, Adolf bravely rubilsya ahead of its soldiers and later in the morning was killed.