Dalberg, Karl Theodor, Freiherr von

Dalberg, Karl Theodor, Freiherr von

Dalberg, Karl Theodor, Freiherr von (kärl tāˈədôrˌ frīˈhĕr fôn dälˈbĕrk), 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 Rhine and grand duke of Frankfurt (1810–13). Dalberg was known for his humane and enlightened outlook.
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