Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

1741 - 1790

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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 1,596,479 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor is the 119th most popular politician (up from 161st in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Austria (up from 17th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 119 out of 15,710. Before him are Mark Antony, Kim Jong-il, Uthman, Harald Fairhair, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Angela Merkel. After him are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V of England, Clovis I, Louis XIII of France, Kösem Sultan, and Vespasian.

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Among people born in 1741, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Henry Fuseli, Angelica Kauffman, Princess Isabella of Parma, Peter Simon Pallas, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, André Grétry, Nicolas Chamfort, 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 Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, András Hadik, William Cullen, Mohammed ben Abdallah, and Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina, Duchess of Massa.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 12 out of 1,075. Before him are Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889). After him are Stefan Zweig (1881), Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), and Alfred Adler (1870).

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