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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 1,771,630 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 256th most popular politician (down from 229th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Austria (down from 24th 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 256 out of 15,577Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Hu Jintao, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles XII of Sweden, Safiye Sultan, and Bill Clinton. After him are Antoninus Pius, Empress Dowager Cixi, Louis XVII of France, Björn Ironside, Charles VII of France, and Neville Chamberlain.

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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, La Voisin, Pu Songling, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Gaspar Sanz, Aphra Behn, Philippe de La Hire, and Antoine Coysevox. Among people deceased in 1705, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Jacob Bernoulli, Emeric Thököly, Luca Giordano, Ninon de l'Enclos, Catherine of Braganza, Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, John Ray, Philipp Spener, Madame d'Aulnoy, Pierre Beauchamp, and Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark.

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Among people born in Austria, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 27 out of 1,237Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Johann Strauss II (1825), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858). After him are Romy Schneider (1938), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Niki Lauda (1949), and Egon Schiele (1890).

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