Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

1741 - 1790

Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

Joseph II (German: Josef Benedikt Anton Michel Adam; English: Joseph Benedict Anthony Michael Adam; 13 March 1741 – 20 February 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from August 1765 and sole ruler of the Habsburg lands from November 1780 until his death. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Emperor Francis I, and the brother of Marie Antoinette. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions of the House of Lorraine, styled Habsburg-Lorraine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,461,065 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 163rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 161 out of 14,801Before him are Caracalla, Hulagu Khan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Oliver Cromwell, and Maximilien Robespierre. After him are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Louis the Pious, Lech Wałęsa, Hosni Mubarak, and Kublai Khan.

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Among people born in 1741, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Henry Fuseli, Peter Simon Pallas, Princess Isabella of Parma, Angelica Kauffman, Emperor Momozono, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Johann Kaspar Lavater, André Grétry, Jean-Antoine Houdon, and Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Among people deceased in 1790, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 3Before him are Adam Smith and Benjamin Franklin. After him are Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Bernhard Basedow, William Cullen, András Hadik, Jacob Christian Schäffer, and Johann II Bernoulli.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 17 out of 799Before him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Stefan Zweig (1881), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Karl Popper (1902), and Erwin Schrödinger (1887). After him are Niki Lauda (1949), Johann Strauss II (1825), Alfred Adler (1870), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Johann Strauss I (1804), and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791).

Among POLITICIANS In Austria

Among politicians born in Austria, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 5Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459). After him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Theodoric the Great (454), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), and Ferdinand I of Austria (1793).

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