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Louis IV

(of Bav.; ca. 1282/87–1347). B. Munich. Ger.; duke of Bav. 1294–1347; king of Ger. and Holy Roman emp. 1314–47 (crowned 1328); in conflict with John XXII (see Babylonian Captivity, 2; Popes, 13) over his disputed election as emp.; invaded It. 1327–30 and arranged for election of antipope Nicholas* V. See also Michael of Cesena.

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