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Joseph II of Austria
Joseph II of Austria
Birth: March 13, 1741
Death: February 20, 1790
Joseph II of Austria
Birth: March 13, 1741
Death: February 20, 1790

Joseph II was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I. Joseph was a proponent of enlightened absolutism.

He is known by the following names in the languages of his territories: German: Joseph II., Dutch: Jozef II, Italian: Giuseppe II, Czech: Josef II, Slovak: Jozef II, Slovenian: Jožef II Romanian: Iosif al II-lea, Hungarian: II. József, Croatian: Josip II., Polish: Józef II.

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