Elected Emperor

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The elected Emperor, also called Electorate Emperor[1], was one the claimants for the imperial throne during the Age of Three Emperors, the centuries-long civil war in The Empire. They were elected in the traditional manner by the Electors from among the Elector Counts. It must be noted that many, perhaps even the majority, of the Electors simply boycotted these elections and that no elected Emperor was ever chosen or acknowledged by all the Elector Counts.

Their main rivals were the Ottilian Emperors, joined later by the Wolf Emperors, who passed their claims to the throne to their respective heirs in a hereditary manner.

This line of claimants came to an end in 1979 IC when the Grand Theogonist of Sigmar refused to acknowledge the election of the infant Countess Magritta of Marienburg.

known elected Emperors
name & original title reign notes sources
Count of Stirland (name unknown) 1359 - ? technically not an elected Emperor Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pgs. 8, 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition), pg. 59
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pgs. 10, 30
Frederik III Unclear, around 1448 Sent knights to fight in the Crusades Tome of Salvation, pg. 198
Sigismund IV ? - 1707 perished in the siege of Altdorf during Waaagh! Gorbad Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pg. 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition), pg. 59
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pg. 31
Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (4th Edition), pgs. 7, 8, 15
Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (6th Edition), pg. 65
Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (7th Edition), pgs. 6, 7, 14
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (8th Edition), pg. 16
Carolus II ? - 1940 married to Empress Irina, victims of the poison feast Drachenfels (novel), Prologue, Chapter III
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (4th Edition) pg. 274
Magritta of Marienburg 1979 election was not acknowledged, last of the line Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pgs. 8, 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition), pg. 59
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pg. 31

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