Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor

1640 - 1705

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Leopold I (Leopold Ignaz Joseph Balthasar Franz 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 after the death of his elder brother Ferdinand IV. Elected in 1658, Leopold ruled the Holy Roman Empire until his death in 1705, becoming the second longest-ruling Habsburg emperor (46 years and 9 months). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,946,821 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 331st most popular politician (down from 254th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Austria (down from 27th in 2019) and the 10th 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 331 out of 19,576Before him are Sejong the Great, Şehzade Bayezid, Stephen I of Hungary, Joachim Murat, Ahmed III, and Park Chung-hee. After him are Cardinal Mazarin, Qianlong Emperor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mehmed V, and Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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

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Among people born in Austria, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 30 out of 1,424Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Charles I of Austria (1887), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), and Johann Strauss II (1825). After him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Egon Schiele (1890), and Niki Lauda (1949).

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