Frederick V

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Frederick V (1596–1623) (Winter King) Elector Palatine (1610–20), King of Bohemia (1619–20). A Calvinist prince of the Wittelsbach family, he married the daughter of James I of England (1613). In 1619, he was chosen as King in preference to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, provoking the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War. Defeat at the Battle of the White Mountain (1620) resulted in the loss of Frederick's titles.

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Frederick the Winter King

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