Hailing from a low house in the Alps, the Habsburgs would rule as Holy Roman Emperors, their influence stretching from Poland to Portugal.
The Habsburgs: Europe's Most Powerful Family
Through war and advantageous marriages the Habsburg family once ruled over most of Europe.
Hailing from a low house in the Alps, the Habsburgs would come to rule as Holy Roman Emperors. Their influence stretched from Poland to Portugal.
Rudolph II (1552 – 1612), the melancholic emperor, the patron of alchemists, and the collector of arts. He assembled a fascinating collection of art …
The War of the Spanish Succession marked the beginning of the 18th century. Ending with the Treaty of Utrecht, the war was the result of a series of …