Karl VI, Holy Roman Emperor

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Karl VI, Holy Roman Emperor Gender: M
Carolus Franciscus Josephus Wenceslaus Balthasar J
born on 1 October 1685 (greg.) at 06:05 (= 06:05 AM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e2223
Timezone LMT m16e2223 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°36' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°13 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°38'

Holy Roman Emperor Karl VI (in the regalia of the Order of the Golden Fleece)


Karl VI (Anglicised as Charles VI) succeeded his elder brother, Joseph I, as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (as Charles II), King of Hungary and Croatia (as Charles III), and King of Serbia (as Charles I), Archduke of Austria, etc., in 1711. He unsuccessfully claimed the throne of Spain as Charles III following the death of its ruler, and Charles's relative, Charles II of Spain, in 1700. He married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, by whom he had four children including Maria Theresa, born 1717, the last Habsburg sovereign, and Maria Anna, born 1718, Governess of the Austrian Netherlands. The Emperor died on 20 October 1740 at Vienna, possibly due to consuming a meal of death cap mushrooms.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Karl VI." by Bernd Rill (Verlag Styria, 1992), p. 10: "Derjenige, dem sie bei seiner Geburt am 1. Oktober 1685 um sechs Uhr früh verliehen wurden, der als Erzherzog und Kaiser dann sich auf „Karl" beschränkte, war also von Anfang an kaum Herr seiner Individualität, weitaus weniger jedenfalls ..."

Keller quotes kaiserliche Nativität:(cit. in W.Knappich, Die Habsburger Chronik)"Nach der noch erhaltenen kaiserlichen Nativität fand die Geburt des "serenissimo Arciduca Carlo" um 6 Uhr 5 Minuten morgens statt."

Abridged translation: The person born on October 1, 1685 at six o'clock in the morning, was then limited to Archduke and Kaiser "Karl", i.e. from the beginning he was hardly master of his individuality, much less in any case ...

Scholfield also quotes "in the morning between 5 and 6 o'clock" from "Die Kaisergruft bei den Kapuzinern in Wien" by Cölestin Wolfsgruber (Vienna, 1887), p. 183: "Kaiser Carl VI. ... Demnach Vnsere Frauen gemahlin May. heündt (1. October 1685) frue morgendts Zwischen 5. Vndt 6. Vhr glückhl. mit einem Printzen erfreut worden."


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg)