Frederick the Great put to use what he learned from his successes and failures at the Battle of Leuthen.

Holy Roman Empire

Frederick the Great and the Battle of Leuthen: Triumph of Tactics

By Vincent B. Hawkins

Frederick the Great put to use what he learned from his successes and failures. At age 28, new king Frederick Wilhelm II (the Great) burst out of Prussia in an attack on Silesia, which lay within the domain of Maria Theresa, Queen of Austria and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Read more

Direct your nation to victory during the 30 Years' War with the Art of War expansion now available from Paradox Development Studios.

Holy Roman Empire

Game Features: Europa Universalis IV: Art of War

by Brian Belko

The Thirty Years’ War was one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history. The final collapse of the old Roman Empire completely redrew the political and religious map of central Europe, and paved the way for sovereign states to emerge from the fighting. Read more

Louis XIV, the "Sun King" of France, was largely responsible for growing his country into a strong 17th century empire. But this was accomplished through great calculation.

Holy Roman Empire

Louis XIV: the Sun King of France

Brooke C. Stoddard

Louis XIV of France is remembered as the Sun King, the most resplendent figure of his age, the man who snatched dominance of Europe from the Spanish and built France into the preeminent power of the second half of the 17th century. Read more