Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor

1640 - 1705

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Leopold I (full name: Leopold Ignaz Joseph Balthasar Felician; Hungarian: I. Lipót; 9 June 1640 – 5 May 1705) was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia. The second son of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, by his first wife, Maria Anna of Spain, Leopold became heir apparent in 1654 by the death of his elder brother Ferdinand IV. Elected in 1658, Leopold ruled the Holy Roman Empire until his death in 1705, becoming the longest-ruling Habsburg emperor (46 years and 9 months). Leopold's reign is known for conflicts with the Ottoman Empire in the east and rivalry with Louis XIV, a contemporary and first cousin, in the west. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,015,928 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 229th most popular politician (up from 324th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Austria (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Politician.

Leopold I was Holy Roman Emperor from 1790-1792. He is most famous for being the first emperor to recognize the United States as an independent nation.

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Among politicians, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 229 out of 15,710. Before him are Charles I of Austria, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Suleiman II, Harald V of Norway, and Ferdinand II of Aragon. After him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Charles IX of France, Mahmud II, Lech Wałęsa, Sulla, and Joe Biden.

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Among people born in 1640, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Man in the Iron Mask, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, La Voisin, Pu Songling, Aphra Behn, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Gaspar Sanz, Abraham Mignon, and Antoine Coysevox. Among people deceased in 1705, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Jacob Bernoulli, Luca Giordano, Emeric Thököly, Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Catherine of Braganza, Ninon de l'Enclos, Philipp Spener, John Ray, Pierre Beauchamp, Madame d'Aulnoy, and George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in Austria, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 24 out of 1,075. Before him are Alfred Adler (1870), Johann Strauss II (1825), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), and Charles I of Austria (1887). After him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Romy Schneider (1938), Egon Schiele (1890), Johann Strauss I (1804), and Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552).

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