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The Emperor Maximilian I as the Ultimate Match-maker

In an essay on Maximilian I (1459-1519), the celebrated English historian Hugh Trevor-Roper relates how at his death in 1519, the Habsburg Emperor was “generally regarded as a complete failure.” The lack of achievement and the succession of bad luck could indeed strike anyone as almost singular. After the death of his first wife Mary of…
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