Agreement signed September 26, 1815, by Alexander I (17771825; emp. of Russ. 180125), Francis I (17681835; last Holy Roman emp. as Francis II 17921806; emp. of Austria as Francis I 180435), and Frederick* William III. It was an attempt to make Christianity basic in relations bet. nations and bet. rulers and subjects. Other nations of Eur. joined the Holy Alliance. It was regarded esp. by Russ. rulers as expressing the divine* right of kings. See also Holy Leagues and Alliances.
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