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A prince of the Holy Roman Empire who had the right to elect the emperor. Although the monarchy was elective by the 12th century, it was not until the contested election of 1257 that the number of Electors was fixed at seven. The office of Elector disappeared when Napoleon abolished the empire in 1806.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — World History.

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