Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, the diurnal South-western quadrant, consisting of the 7th, 8th and 9th houses, prevails in your chart: this sector brings about a thirst for communication and sometimes a need to take risks in your dealings with others. One of the few surviving items from the "Kunstkammer" is a "fine chair" looted by the Swedes in 1648 and now owned by the Earl of Radnor at Longford Castle, UK. Rudolf kept a menagerie of exotic animals, botanical gardens, and Europe's most extensive "cabinet of curiosities" (Kunstkammer) incorporating "the three kingdoms of nature and the works of man". Rather, the Rudolfine "Kunstkammer" was systematically arranged in an encyclopaedic fashion. "Homosexuals in History: Ambivalence in Society, Literature and the Arts". "Rudolf II and his world: A study in intellectual history, 1576-1612". The Bohemian Protestants appealed to Matthias for help, whose army then held Rudolf prisoner in his castle in Prague, until 1611, when Rudolf was forced to cede the crown of Bohemia to his brother. The Imperial Crown is associated with the Imperial Orb and Sceptre, and they are displayed together in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The circlet is dominated by eight large squares of diamonds, forming a crown in itself, which symbolises royal authority. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor. * [http://www.untitledtheater.com/Golem.htm Golem Stories] , by Edward Einhorn, examines Rudolf II's association with the golem legend.Ancestors###@@@KEY@@@###s-ttl|rows=1|title=King of Bohemia years=1576–1611-s-ttl|rows=1|title=King of Hungary, Croatia and SlavoniaMargrave of Moravia years=1576–1608-s-ttl|rows=1|title=King in Germany(formally King of the Romans)| years=1575–1612-s-ttl|rows=1|title=Holy Roman Emperor (elect) years=1576–1612-s-ttl|rows=1|title=Archduke of Austria years=1576–1608 PersondataNAME = Rudolf IIALTERNATIVE NAMES = SHORT DESCRIPTION = Holy Roman EmperorDATE OF BIRTH = July 18, 1552PLACE OF BIRTH = Vienna, AustriaDATE OF DEATH = January 20, 1612PLACE OF DEATH = Prague, Bohemia. He was related to every other king of Germany. Rudolf spent eight formative years, from age 11 to 19 (1563-1571), in Spain, at the court of his maternal uncle Phillip II. However the Bohemians continued to press for further freedoms and Rudolf used his army to repress them. The shape takes its inspiration from the crown, especially the enamel-work which is in the same style. "The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague". * [http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rupr/hd_rupr.htm Prague during the reign of Rudolf II] , by Jacob Wisse, in "Timeline of Art History". ISBN 0802715516. In the later 17th century Baroque form of mitral crown of Leopold I the peaks of the mitre have been rounded into the hemispherical form Peter the Great would adopt as the Imperial Crown of Russia when he took the title emperor as Russian sovereign. In 1606 they recognized Matthias as their head and as their candidate for Rudolf’s succession.