Frederick III (Holy Roman Empire)

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Frederick III (1415–93) Holy Roman Emperor (1440–93). He attempted to win the thrones of Bohemia and Hungary after the death (1458) of his ward, Ladislas V. Instead he lost Austria, Carinthia, Carniola, and Styria to Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, recovering them only on Matthias' death (1490). By marrying his son Maximilian to Mary, heiress of Burgundy, in 1477, he acquired an enormous inheritance for the Habsburgs.

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Frederick III (Holy Roman Empire)