After Ludwig IV's death, the monks refused to admit his body to consecrated burial in the cathedral where predecessors lay.

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The German emperor Ludwig IV (1282–1347) quarreled with the pope and was excommunicated. After his death, the monks, therefore, refused to admit his body to consecrated burial in the cathedral where his predecessors lay. This illustration, which dates to around 1900, depicts the confusion and dismay as the torch-lit procession wavers in the darkness, while above them towers the stern figure of the monk who bars their way.