Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor

1747 - 1792

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Leopold II (Peter Leopold Josef Anton Joachim Pius Gotthard; 5 May 1747 – 1 March 1792) was the 44th Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, and Archduke of Austria from 1790 to 1792, and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790. He was a son of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I, and the brother of Queen Marie Antoinette of France, Queen Maria Carolina, Duchess Maria Amalia of Parma, and Emperor Joseph II. Leopold was a moderate proponent of enlightened absolutism. He granted the Academy of Georgofili his protection. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 2,165,793 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor is the 260th most popular politician (down from 234th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Austria (up from 25th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Austrian Politician.

Leopold II was Holy Roman Emperor from 1790 to 1792. He was the second son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among politicians, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 260 out of 19,576Before him are Antoninus Pius, Philip II of France, Rudolf Hess, Rodrigo Duterte, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Jawaharlal Nehru. After him are Safiye Sultan, Ashurbanipal, Philip V of Spain, Henry II of France, Konrad Adenauer, and Philip IV of Spain.

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Among people born in 1747, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Roger Ducos, Vivant Denon, Johann Elert Bode, Rose Bertin, Gottfried August Bürger, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark, Leopold Koželuch, and Infante Philip, Duke of Calabria. Among people deceased in 1792, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Gustav III of Sweden, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Joshua Reynolds, Maria Luisa of Spain, Richard Arkwright, Johann van Beethoven, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Jacques Cazotte, Nguyễn Huệ, and Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 24 out of 1,424Before him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Alfred Adler (1870), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Klara Hitler (1860), Romy Schneider (1938), and Ferdinand I of Austria (1793). After him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Charles I of Austria (1887), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), and Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640).

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