Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor

1747 - 1792

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Leopold II (Peter Leopold Joseph Anton Joachim Pius Gotthard; 5 May 1747 – 1 March 1792) was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and Bohemia, and Archduke of Austria from 1790 to 1792, and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790. Unusually for his time, he opposed capital punishment and abolished it in Tuscany in 1786 during his rule there, making it the first nation in modern history to do so. He was a son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Emperor Francis I, and the brother of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Maria Carolina of Austria and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,062,194 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor is the 221st most popular politician (up from 262nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 25th in 2019) and the 7th 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 221 out of 15,710Before him are Thutmose III, Salvador Allende, Antoninus Pius, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Hulagu Khan, and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. After him are Louis XVIII of France, Charles I of Austria, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Suleiman II, and Harald V of Norway.

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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, Johann Elert Bode, Vivant Denon, Roger Ducos, Gottfried August Bürger, Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, John Paul Jones, Leopold Koželuch, and Armand Louis de Gontaut. Among people deceased in 1792, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Gustav III of Sweden, Joshua Reynolds, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Richard Arkwright, Maria Luisa of Spain, Robert Adam, Joseph Martin Kraus, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Tiradentes, and Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz.

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Among people born in Austria, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 22 out of 1,075Before him are Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Alfred Adler (1870), Johann Strauss II (1825), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), and Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685). After him are Charles I of Austria (1887), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Romy Schneider (1938), and Egon Schiele (1890).

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