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Maximilian II, King (afterward Emperor): letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL150
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Maximilian II, King (afterward Emperor): letter
Date(s): 1562
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Maximilian II | 1527-1576 | Holy Roman Emperor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Maximilian II was born in Vienna in 1527. He became King of Bohemia in 1562 and King of Hungary in 1563, before succeeding his father, Ferdinand II, as Holy Roman Emperor in 1564. His son, Rudolf II, succeeded him as Emperor on his death in 1576. A Roman Catholic himself, Maximilian was sympathetic towards Lutheranism and worked for peace and religious tolerance.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Maximilian II of Linz to Bartelme Khevenhüller von Aichelberg, 11 May 1562. Maximilian (as King of Bohemia and Archduke of Austria) requests Khevenhüller's presence in Prague on 15 Jun 1562, for his coronation. Written in another hand and signed by Maximilian.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Bound with no 15 of Robert Owen's millennial gazette in a volume of pamphlets - classmark: [G.L.] B.P [Ludlow] 9.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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