1575 Imperial election

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The imperial election of 1575 was an imperial election held to select the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. It took place in Regensburg on October 27.


The Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor called for the election of his successor. He held one vote, as king of Bohemia. The remaining prince-electors called to Regensburg were:


Maximilian's eldest son Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor was elected.


Rudolf acceded to the throne on his father's death on October 12, 1576