Battle of Göllheim

Fight for the rule over the Holy Roman Empire
The Battle of Göllheim was fought on 2 July 1298 between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.wikipedia
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Adolf of Germany

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The Battle of Göllheim was fought on 2 July 1298 between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
Adolf died shortly afterwards in the Battle of Göllheim fighting against his successor Albert of Habsburg.

Albert I of Germany

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The Battle of Göllheim was fought on 2 July 1298 between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
The armies of the rival kings met at the Battle of Göllheim near Worms, where Adolf was defeated and slain.

Rudolf I of Germany

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After the death of Rudolph I at Germersheim on 15 July 1291, his son, Albert I seemed to be the inevitable successor to the throne of Holy Roman Empire.

Germersheim

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After the death of Rudolph I at Germersheim on 15 July 1291, his son, Albert I seemed to be the inevitable successor to the throne of Holy Roman Empire.

List of German monarchs

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After the death of Rudolph I at Germersheim on 15 July 1291, his son, Albert I seemed to be the inevitable successor to the throne of Holy Roman Empire.

Holy Roman Empire

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After the death of Rudolph I at Germersheim on 15 July 1291, his son, Albert I seemed to be the inevitable successor to the throne of Holy Roman Empire.

Imperial Diet (Holy Roman Empire)

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When the Diet met near Frankfurt the following year, they were discouraged to appoint Albert, thus they elected a cousin of one of the Electors, Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.

Frankfurt

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When the Diet met near Frankfurt the following year, they were discouraged to appoint Albert, thus they elected a cousin of one of the Electors, Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.

Prince-elector

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When the Diet met near Frankfurt the following year, they were discouraged to appoint Albert, thus they elected a cousin of one of the Electors, Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.

Göllheim

Nearly five years later, Adolf was deposed by the Electors, and Albert anticipated their judgment by killing Adolf face-to-face at the battlefield at Göllheim.

Helmet

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Earlier in the battle, Adolf had lost his helmet, thus facing Albert bare-headed.

Bollock dagger

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It is believed that Albert killed Adolf with a ballock-knife, rising from the ground completely stained in Adolf's blood.

King of the Romans

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After the gruesome battle, Albert was reluctantly elected King of the Romans.

Rehoboam

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His electors had good reason to be afraid of Albert, for he is often compared to the biblical King Rehoboam, who often declared to his people, "My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions!"

Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine

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In 1298, he took part in the Battle of Göllheim, near Speyer, in which the king of Germany, Adolph, was killed fighting his rival, Albert of Habsburg.

Emicho I, Count of Nassau-Hadamar

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He and his brother Henry fought on Adolf's side in the Battle of Göllheim on 2 July 1298.

Diether of Nassau

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His younger brother, Count Adolf of Nassau, was elected King of Germany in 1292 and died in 1298 in the Battle of Göllheim.

Growth of the Old Swiss Confederacy

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Uri and Schwyz got their status reconfirmed by Adolf of Nassau in 1297, but to no avail, for Albert finally won the power struggle and became emperor in 1298 after Adolf was killed in the Battle of Göllheim.

Duchy of Jülich

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Though Walram's younger brother Count Gerhard V had sided with German king Adolf of Nassau against his rival Albert I of Habsburg, he managed to retain his territories after Adolf of Nassau lost the Battle of Göllheim in 1298, and in 1314 supported the coronation of Louis IV of Wittelsbach at the nearby City of Aachen, once more against the will of the Cologne bishop.

Rintfleisch massacres

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When finally King Adolf was deposed and killed in the Battle of Göllheim on 2 July 1298, the Franconian nobility gathered at Albert's election in Frankfurt.