In the Carolingian empire, meetings of the nobility and higher clergy were held during the royal progresses, or court journeys, as occasion arose, to make decisions affecting the good of the state. After , definitively, the emperor called the Diet to meet in an imperial or episcopal city within the imperial frontiers. The members of the Diet were originally the princes, including bishops of princely status, but counts and barons were included later. After the representatives of imperial and episcopal cities were recognized as members of the Diet, and at this time the electoral princes, whose duty it was to elect the emperor, began to meet separately, a division formally confirmed in the Golden Bull of Charles IV , which established the number of the electoral princes as seven. See elector. Beginning in the 12th century the power of the emperor gradually declined; by the Diet was divided into three colleges that met separately: 1 the electoral college of seven lay and ecclesiastical princes presided over by the imperial chancellor, the archbishop of Mainz; 2 the college of the princes with 33 ecclesiastical princes and 61 lay princes, presided over by the archbishop of Salzburg or the archduke of Austria; 3 the college of the cities presided over by the representative of the city in which the Diet met. The college of cities was separated eventually into the Rhine and Swabian divisions, the former having 14 towns and the latter
Toggle nav. Henry VII. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Initially, the two colleges were that of the prince-electors and that of the other dukes and princes. This, too, failed due to opposition from the Hungarian and Italian, and subsequently, Czech lands of the empire. Imperial Diet means the highest representative assembly in an empire, notably: Imperial Diet Holy Roman Empire, general assembly of the Imperial Estates of the Holy Roman Empire — Diet of Japan, convened as the Imperial Diet under the Meiji Constitution — See also [ edit ] Diet assembly Reichstag disambiguation Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term. Views Read Edit View history. Division of Saxony into Gaue under Frankish Grafen counts. In the War of the Bavarian Succession, the electoral dignities of the Palatinate and Bavaria were merged, approved by the Treaty of Teschen. Main article: Itio in partes. On 22 October , in the wake of the Vienna Uprising, it relocated to Kremsier and was finally dissolved on 7 March In the German Mediatisation of , numerous ecclesiastical territories were annexed by secular estates.
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