MADRID, Dutch War of Independence: Extractus Instructionis pro Caes: Mtis. Oratore ad Regnum Hispaniarum negocium Belgicum complectens. Extractus Instructionis pro Dno. Johanne Keuenhüller Barone… 1574. [Extract of Instructions for Emperor’s orator…].
An official secretarial transcription of a letter by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II to the Austrian ambassador in Spain, Hans von Khevenhüller-Frankenburg, regarding negotiations with Belgium, was written at the beginning of Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648).
Author: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II.
Place and Year: 1574.
Technique: 4°:  manuscript in Latin in black ink on paper with a watermark, last page blank, originally bound with a string (Very Good, original folds, verso slightly age toned).
This is an official secretarial transcription of the letter with instructions by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II to the Austrian ambassador in Spain, Hans von Khevenhüller-Frankenburg, regarding Belgium.
The letter was written in 1572, four years after a breakout of the Eighty Years' War or Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648), a revolt of what are today the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, at the time joined in the Seventeen Provinces, against the political and religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands.
Hans von Khevenhüller-Frankenburg (1538 - 1606) was an Austrian nobleman. He entered the service of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II in 1558 and was sent two years later, in 1560 to Spain as a diplomat. In 1572, Khevenhüller-Frankenburg became an ambassador to the Emperor in Madrid, a position he kept until his death in 1606.
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