King of the Romans

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King of the Romans

  1. (now historical) The monarch of the Holy Roman Empire, originally specifically prior to their formal coronation as emperor by the Pope. [from 15th c.]
    • 2016, Peter H. Wilson, The Holy Roman Empire, Penguin 2017, p. 75:
      Ferdinand's IV's coronation as king of the Romans in 1653 made liturgical concessions to Protestantism, and merely required the monarch to respect rather than obey the pope.