When Maximilian died in January 1519 his throne was competed for by his grandson Charles, king of Spain, and by Francis I.
This was at first left wholly to private enterprise; but, as Austrian buyers not only competed with each other but also with buyers from other countries, this was bound to send up prices, while the interests of the State were subordinated to private gain.
She soon became the soul of a middle-class inner council, which competed with Rigsraad itself.
From 1840 to 1860 Massachusetts-built ships competed successfully in the carrying trade of the world.
With the Temple and its Sadducean high priests perished the Sanhedrin in which the Sadducees had competed with the Pharisees for predominance.