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Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

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Charles VI
Portrait by Jacob van Schuppen
Holy Roman Emperor
Reign12 October 1711 – 20 October 1740
Coronation22 December 1711
Frankfurt Cathedral
PredecessorJoseph I
SuccessorCharles VII
Born(1685-10-01)1 October 1685
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, Holy Roman Empire
Died20 October 1740(1740-10-20) (aged 55)
Palais Augarten, Vienna, Austria, Holy Roman Empire
Full name
German: Karl Franz Joseph Wenzel Balthasar Johann Anton Ignaz
FatherLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherEleonore Magdalene of Neuburg
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureCharles VI's signature

Charles VI (1 October 1685 – 20 October 1740) was Holy Roman Emperor from 12 October 1711 to 20 October 1740. He was emperor after his elder brother, Joseph I. His daughter, Maria Theresia of Austria, inherited the throne after he died.