Genealogy Projects tagged with Holy Roman Empire on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Nine Years' War (1688-1697)

    Nine Years' War The Nine Years' War (1688–97) – often called the War of the Grand Alliance, the War of the Palatine Succession, or the War of the League of Augsburg[3] – was a major war of the late 17th century fought between King Louis XIV of France, and a European-wide coalition, the Grand Alliance, led by the Anglo-Dutch Stadtholder-King William III, Holy Roman Emper...

  • Holy Roman Empire

    For naming conventions, see Medieval Kingdoms of Western Europe . The Holy Roman Empire was a realm that existed for about a millennium in Central Europe, ruled by a Holy Roman Emperor. Its character changed during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, when the power of the emperor gradually weakened in favour of the princes. In its last centuries, its character became quite close to a...

  • The Spear of Destiny

    This project identifies persons believed to have possessed one of the three or four major holy relics regarded to be the Spear of Destiny. The Spear of Destiny The Spear of Destiny, which is also known as the Holy Lance, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, or Spear of Longinus is said to have been used by Longinus, a Roman centurion, to pierce the side of Jesus Christ, when crucified on the cros...