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Margaret of Austria
Mars and Venus United by Love
Frederick III (1463-1525), the Wise, Elector of Saxony
Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I (1503–1564)
John I (1468-1552), the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony
Johann (1498–1537), Duke of Saxony
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)
Portrait of Daniel, Archbishop of Mainz
Maximillian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527–1576)
Celestial Globe with Clockwork
Diana and Actaeon
Portrait of Rudolph II
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