Talk:Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor

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Cause of death[edit]

On the German version of this page ( ) the following source is cited regarding the cause of death: Paul-Joachim Heinig: Art.: Friedrich III. (1440–93) In: Höfe und Residenzen im spätmittelalterlichen Reich. Ein dynastisch-topographisches Handbuch, herausgegeben von Werner Paravicini (= Residenforschung, 15), Bd. I: Dynastien und Höfe, Ostfildern 2003, S. 341–351.

The section on "Death" could be amended to more accurately read: On the 8th of June 1493, Frederick's left leg became gangrenous and was amputated. The amputation was successful. On 19th August 1493, he died at the age of 77 in Linz, Austria. The reason for his death was unclear, but it was rumored that after fasting, he ate too much watermelon causing extreme diarrhea and then death.

His grave, built by Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leyden, in the Stephansdom in Vienna, is one of the most important works of sculptural art of the late Middle Ages. His amputed leg was buried with him. His heart and intestines were buried in the Linzer Stadtpfarrkirche (Linz parish church). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:32, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

German King as Frederick IV[edit]

Can anyone provide a source that calls him this? He is Frederick V of Austria and Emperor Frederick III. The other numeration is never used by anybody. john k (talk) 14:13, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

It might be a case of one editor doing his own counting, but I found this which indicates that others have done this before him. It is about a 17th-century list of 13 concertos in honour of the Habsburg emperors up to that time. This too indicates the numeral IV was the Habsburg standard once upon a time, but not to the exclusion of the imperial numeral III. Srnec (talk) 18:32, 9 October 2013 (UTC)