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CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT

573

House of Franconia. Koiir.ul I. . . . 011-918

House of Saxony.

lluiniich I., ' Der Vocjcl-

stcUcr' . . " . 919-936

Otto I., 'DciGiosse' . 936-973 Otto II. ... 973-983

Otto III. . . . 983-1002

Heinrich II. . . . 1002-1024

House of Fraiiconia.

KonradlL, ' Der Stilier ' . 1024-1039

Heinrich III. . . . 1039-1056

Heinrich IV. . . . 1056-1106

Heinricli V. . . . 1106-1125

House of Saxony. Lothar II. , ' Der Sach.se ' 1 125-1137

House of Hohcnstaufen.

Konraa III. . . . 1138-1152 Friedrichl., 'Barbarossa' 1152-1190 Heinrich VI. . . . 1190-1197 Philip]) .... 1198-1208 Otto IV., 'von ^Vitte]^i.

l)ach' .... 1208-1212 Fri(Mlrich II. . . . 1212-1250 Konra.l IV. . . . 1250-1254

First IjUerreynuin.

Wilhclia r)f Holland . 1254-1256 Richard of Cornwall . 1256-1272

House of Habshury. Rudolf I. . . . 1273-1291

Adolf

House of Nassau.

. 1292-1298

House of Habsburg. Albrechtl. . . . 1298-1308

Houses of Luxembury and Bavaria. Heinrich VII. . . 1308-1313

LndwiglV., 'DcrlJaicr'. 1313-1347 Karl IV. . . . 1348-1378

Second Intcrrcynum. Wcnceslaus of Bohemia . 1378-1400 Ruprccht 'Von der Pfalz' 1400-1410 Siirmund of Branden^)urf^ 1410-1437

House of Albrecht II. . Friedrich III. Maximilian I. KarlV. . Ferdinand I. . Maximilian II. Rudolf II. Matthias Ferdinand II. Ferdinand III. Leopold I. Joseph I. Karl VI.

Habsburg.

. 1438-1439 . 1440-1493 . 1493-1519 . 1519-1556 . 1556-1564 . 1564-1576 . 1576-1612 . 1612-1619 . 1619-1637 . 1637-1657 . 1657-1705 . 1705-1711 . 1711-1740

House of JJacaria. Karl VII. . . . 1742-1745

House of Habsbury^ Lorraine.

Franz 1 1745-1765

Joseph II. . . . 1765-1790 Leopold II. . . . 1790-1792 Franz II. ... 1792-1806

Third Interreguuin . Confederation of the Rhine 1806-1815 German 'Bund' . . 1815-1866 North German Confedera- tion .... 1866-1871

House of HoTienzollern. Wilhelm I., ' Der Grosse ' 1871-1888 Friedrich . 1888 (March-June)

Wilhelm II. . . 1888 (June)

Constitution and Government. The Constitution of the Empire bears date April 16, 1871. By its terms, all the States of Germany ' form an eternal union for the protection of the realm and the care of the welfare of the German people.' The supreme direction of the military and political affairs of the Empire is vested in the King of Prussia, who, in this capacity, bears the title of Deutscher Kaiser. According to Art. 11 of the Constitution, 'the Emperor repre-