Imperial Knights

Imperial Knights

 

in the Holy Roman Empire (prior to 1806), the lower feudal gentry (primarily from the southern and western regions of Germany) who held imperial fiefs and were in direct vassal dependence on the emperor; the majority of these knights were former members of the imperial ministerials. They had no representation in the Reichstag. During the 15th and 16th centuries they were not strong enough to oppose the princes; they were ruined, and during the period of the decline of central power they became dependent on the princes. The Knights Uprising (1522–23), in which the knights rose up against the oppression of the princes, was suppressed. With the abolition of the empire (1806) the holdings of the imperial knights (approximately 5,000 sq km) were included in the states of the Confederation of the Rhine.

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In this well-researched study, the makeup and administration of the powerful cathedral chapter in the early modern city of Bamberg is described with attention to the noble affiliations of the members, the routine practice of sending Lutheran noble boys to be educated and serve at the (Catholic) cathedral chapter, the complex and changing relationship of the prince-bishop and imperial knights, and the reasons and actual practice of sharing power between Catholic and Lutheran nobles.
He identifies approximately 410 families and studies their patterns over this long period: geographical distribution; separation from both the upper nobility and the burghers; fiefholding from Franconian princes, counts, and barons; monopolization of prebends in the cathedral chapters of Wurzburg and Bamberg; officeholding in territorial states; participation in tournaments; and the formation of the association of Imperial knights of Franconia.
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