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.

Background[edit]

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:

Elected[edit]

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

Aftermath[edit]

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