Meaning of "First Reich"

the empire set up in western Europe following the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor in the year 800. It was created by the medieval papacy in an attempt to unite Christendom under one rule. At times the territory of the empire was extensive and included Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and parts of Italy and the Netherlands.

Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Empire

A federated Central European political entity that began with the coronation of the German king Otto I as the first emperor in 962. The empire was for a long time troubled, first by the conflict between papal and civil authority and then by religious strife and political fragmentation, and after 1200, the emperors had little power in most of the constituent states. After the resignation of Francisco II of its title at the request of Napoleón in 1806, the empire ceased to exist.

Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Empire

n
(historical terms) the complex of European territories under the rule of the Frankish or German King who led the title of Roman emperor, beginning with the coronation of Charlemagne in 800 ad. The last emperor, Francis II, renounced his crown in 1806

Ho′ly Ro′man Em′pire

Ho'ly Ro'man Em'pire

n n.
a Germanic empire located mainly in central Europe, which is considered to begin with the coronation of Charlemagne in advertisement 800 or Otto the Excellent in announcement 962 and until the resignation of the crown by Francisco II in 1806.