Dalberg, Karl Theodor, Freiherr von
Dalberg, Karl Theodor, Freiherr von(kärl tā`ədôr' frī`hĕr fôn däl`bĕrk), 1744–1817, German statesman, of an ancient noble family prominent in imperial service. He was archbishop-elector of Mainz (1802–3) and, as such, archchancellor of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1803 the seat of the archbishopric was moved to Regensburg. A faithful collaborator of Napoleon I, Dalberg became (1806–13) prince-primate of the Confederation of the RhineConfederation of the Rhine,
league of German states formed by Emperor Napoleon I in 1806 after his defeat of the Austrians at Austerlitz. Among its members were the newly created kingdoms of Bavaria and Württenberg (see Pressburg, Treaty of), the grand duchies of Baden,
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