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  Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leopold I Habsburg (June 9, 1640 – May 5, 1705), Holy Roman emperor, was the second son of the emperor Ferdinand III and his first wife Maria Anna, daughter of Philip III of Spain.
Leopold's long reign covers one of the most important periods of European history; for nearly the whole of its forty-seven years he was pitted against Louis XIV of France, whose dominant personality completely overshadowed Leopold.
In 1686 the league of Augsburg was formed by the emperor and the imperial princes, to preserve the terms of the treaties of Westphalia and of Nijmegen.
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 Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leopold was born in Vienna, a third son, and was at first educated for the priesthood, but the theological studies to which he was forced to apply himself are believed to have influenced his mind in a way unfavourable to the Church.
If Leopold's reign as emperor and king of Hungary and Bohemia had been prolonged during years of peace, it is probable that he would have repeated his successes as a reforming ruler in Tuscany on a far larger scale.
Leopold was too purely a politician not to be secretly pleased at the destruction of the power of France and of her influence in Europe by her internal disorders.
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 Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor : Emperor Leopold II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leopold II (1747-1792), Roman emperor, and grand-duke of Tuscany, son of the empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis Stephen of Lorraine, was born in Vienna on May 5, 1747.
Leopold at first gave way, and entrusted Don Neri Corsini with the formation of a ministry The popular demands presented by Corsini were for the abdication of Leopold in favour of his son, an alliance with Piedmonl and the reorganization of Tuscany in accordance with the eventual and definite reorganization of Italy.
Leopold of Tuscany was a well-meaning, not unkindly man, and fonder of his subjects than were the other Italian despots, but he was weak, and too closely bound by family ties and Habsburg traditions ever to become a real Liberal.
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 LEOPOLD I, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leopold I Habsburg (June_9, 1640 – May_5, 1705), Holy_Roman_emperor, was the second son of the emperor Ferdinand III and his first wife Maria_Anna, daughter of Philip_III_of_Spain.
Leopold's long reign covers one of the most important periods of European_history; for nearly the whole of its forty-seven years he was pitted against Louis_XIV_of_France, whose dominant personality completely overshadowed Leopold.
In 1686 the league_of_Augsburg was formed by the emperor and the imperial princes, to preserve the terms of the treaties of Westphalia and of Nijmegen.
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 Leopold I, Holy Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During his reign the Holy Roman Empire was menaced by the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in the east and by King Louis XIV of France in the west.
In the west, Leopold joined the anti-French coalition in the third (1672–78) of the Dutch Wars.
The Turks besieged Vienna (1683), which Leopold saved with the aid of King John III of Poland and the imperial general Charles V of Lorraine.
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 Emperor Leopold II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emperor Leopold II Emperor Leopold II Leopold II (May 5, 1747 - March 1, 1792) was a Holy Roman Emperor (1790 - 1792) and grand-duke of Tuscany.
If Leopold's reign as emperor, and king of Hungary and Bohemia, had been prolonged during years of peace, it is probable that he would have repeated his successesas a reforming ruler in Tuscany on a far larger scale.
Leopold was too purely a politician not to be secretly pleased at the destruction of the powerof France and of her influence in Europe by her internal disorders.
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 Encyclopedia: Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By a personal appeal to the diet at Regensburg Leopold induced the princes to send assistance for the campaign; troops were also sent by France, and in August 1664 the great imperialist general, Raimondo Montecuccoli, gained a notable Saint Gotthard.
Joseph I. Joseph I (July 26, 1678 – April 17, 1711), Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduke of Austria, was the elder son of the emperor Leopold I and his third wife, Eleanora, Countess Palatine, daughter of Philip William of Neuburg, Elector Palatine.
Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI Charles VI of Austria (October 1, 1685 – October 20, 1740) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1711 to 1740 and the second son of Leopold I with his third wife, Eleonore-Magdalena of Pfalz-Neuburg, came first to the throne with the name Charles III of...
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 Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leopold II (May 5, 1747 - March 1, 1792) was a Holy Roman Emperor (1790 - 1792) and grand-duke of Tuscany.
Leopold was one of the so-called "enlightened monarchs".
On August 25 he met the king of Prussia at Pillnitz, near Dresden, and they drew up a declaration of their readiness to intervene in France if and when their assistance was called for by the other powers.
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 The Damon and Taber Family Connections - Person Page 11102
Reference=8D2N-R1 Emperor Leopold I (of the Holy Roman Empire) was born on 9 June 1640 in Wien, Wien, Austria.
Emperor Leopold I (of the Holy Roman Empire) married Princess Eleonore (of Palatine), daughter of Elector Philipp Wilhelm (of Palatine) and Princess Elisabeth Amalie (of Hesse-Darmstadt), on 14 December 1676 in Niederbayern, Bavaria.
Emperor Leopold I (of the Holy Roman Empire) died on 5 May 1705 in Wien, Wien, Austria, at age 64.
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 Leopold II, Holy Roman emperor, king of Bohemia and Hungary
Leopold II Leopold II, 1747–92, Holy Roman emperor (1790–92), king of Bohemia and Hungary (1790–92), as Leopold I grand duke of Tuscany (1765–90), third son of Maria Theresa.
Succeeding his father, Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, in Tuscany, Leopold reorganized the Tuscan government, abolished torture and the death penalty, equalized taxation, and sought to gain control over the church.
Leopold II is generally considered a ruler of outstanding diplomatic and administrative abilities.
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 JOSEPH I. - LoveToKnow Article on JOSEPH I.
JOSEPH I. - LoveToKnow Article on JOSEPH I. (1678-1711), Roman emperor, was the elder son of the emperor Leopold I. and his third wife, Eleanora, countess palatine, daughter of Philip William of Neuburg.
The emperor did not himself take the field against the rebels, but he is entitled to a large share of the credit for the restoration of his authority.
He reversed many of the pedantically authoritative measures of his father, thus, placating all opponents who could be pacified, and he fought stoutly for what he believed to be his rights.
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 Leopold II, Holy Roman emperor, king of Bohemia and Hungary. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leopold II, Holy Roman emperor, king of Bohemia and Hungary.
When Leopold succeeded (1790) his brother Joseph II as emperor and as ruler of the Hapsburg lands, he took over a nearly disrupted state.
Although he hoped to avoid war with revolutionary France, Leopold instigated (1791) the Declaration of Pillnitz, by which the emperor and the king of Prussia stated that if all other European powers would join them, they were prepared to restore Louis XVI to his lawful powers by force.
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 The Damon and Taber Family Connections - Person Page 10963
He was the son of Emperor Leopold I (of the Holy Roman Empire) and Princess Eleonore (of Palatine).
Emperor Josef I (of the Holy Roman Empire) married Princess Wilhelmine Amalie (of Brunswick-Luneburg) on 24 February 1699 in Wien, Wien, Austria.
Emperor Josef I (of the Holy Roman Empire) died on 17 April 1711 in Wien, Wien, Austria, at age 32.
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 WHKMLA : History of the Habsburg Empire, Austrian Line, 1683-1712 : Foreign Policy
In 1684 POLAND withdrew from the Hungarian theatre of war, concentrating on the reconquest of PODOLIA; in Pressburg (Pozsony/Bratislava) the Hungarian magnates paid homage to Emperor Leopold I. After the victorious (secind) Battle of Mohacs, on Oct. 27th 1687, TRANSYLVANIA, in the Treaty of Blasendorf, recognized Imperial sovereignty (hitherto the country was an Ottoman vassall).
On July 9th 1687, Emperor Leopold I., SPAIN, BAVARIA, SWEDEN and SAXONY formed the Augsburg Alliance intended to maintain the situation as established by the Treaties of Westphalia (1648), Nijmegen (1679) and Regensburg (1684), thus also directed against FRANCE.
In 1705 Emperor Leopold I. died, succeeded by his son Joseph I. Since 1703, a Hungarian rebellion, the so-called KURUC REBELLION, was in progress; temporarily the rebels controlled most of Upper Hungary.
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 The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor is wildly excited about his new suit but, as always, the Chancellor is skeptical about the outcome of this latest royal scheme.
Impatiently, the Emperor demands that the tailors entering the contest be ushered in.
The Emperor responds with a fatherly but somewhat pretentious lecture, telling her that she should associate only with people of a truly noble bearing, for only those people can understand and appreciate matters of a royal nature.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Leopold III
Married to Agnes, widowed daughter of Emperor Henry IV.
Father of Otto of Freising, who wrote Leopold's biography, and of Duke Henry II of Austria, and step-father to King Conrad III of Germany.
Refused the throne of the Holy Roman Emperor in 1125.
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 WHKMLA : History of the Habsburg Empire, Austrian Line, 1648-1683 : Intellectual Life
He stuck to the letter of the treaty, but the Austrian administration was ingenious in finding ways in circumventing it, as it did in Hungary, where the Hungarian constitution, in theory, provided for religious toleration.
Emperor Leopold I. tried himself as a composer; he is regarded the most talented composer within the Habsburg dynasty.
The marriage of Emperor Leopold I. to Margaretha Theresia of Spain in 1666 was celebrated by the premiere of "Il pomo d'oro" (the golden apple), a Baroque opera composed by Marc Antonio Cesti; the event is regarded the climax of the Baroque opera in Vienna.
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 Gilbert Collection
The foot and bowl are raised, and the stem is hollow cast.
The arms are those of Rosenberg, for Reichsgraf (count) Georg Nikolaus zu Rosenberg (1623-1695), privy councillor to the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I (r.
This gold cup was presented in 1665 by Count Georg Nikolaus zu Rosenberg to Emperor Leopold I in commemoration of the signing of a peace treaty with the Turks at Vasvar in the previous year.
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 Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Keizerin Sissi, Franz Josef, Maria Theresia, Gloriette, Palmhouse, Austro-Hungarian Empire,
Emperor Leopold I, ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, commissioned a hunting lodge at Schönbrunn ("Beautiful Fountain") on Vienna's outskirts in 1695.
Fortunately for the Austrian Treasury, the emperor balked when the architect's estimate came in, and the Habsburg family settled for a more modest dwelling with only 1,441 rooms.
The palace was later occupied by Napoleon and surrendered to the Austrian Republic upon the abdication of the last Habsburg emperor, Charles I, in 1918.
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 Leopold I --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Holy Roman emperor during whose lengthy reign (1658–1705) Austria emerged from a series of struggles with the Turks and the French to become a great European power, in which monarchical absolutism and administrative centralism gained ascendancy.
A year later his father, Leopold III, abdicated after an unsettled reign, and it was Baudouin's task to restore confidence in the monarchy (see Leopold, Kings of Belgium).
The son of a German prince, Leopold married the heiress to the British throne, Princess Charlotte, but she died a year later.
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 The Software Studio : /Society/History/By_Region/Europe/Germany/Historical_Personages/Emperors/Leopold_I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leopold I - Biography noting his patronage of music and his own compositional abilities from the Grove Concise Dictionary of Music entry at WQXR radio.
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor - Biographical information noting the political and military struggles during his rule and commenting upon his cultural impact.
Letter of the Emperor Leopold I to King James II - Plea for cooperation with the English monarch because of pressure from the Turks on one side and the French on the other.
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 AllRefer.com - Leopold I, Holy Roman emperor (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leopold I, Holy Roman emperor, German History, Biographies
Leopold I 1640–1705, Holy Roman emperor (1658–1705), king of Bohemia (1656–1705) and of Hungary (1655–1705), second son and successor of Ferdinand III.
A revolt in Hungary against Hapsburg rule reopened war with the Ottomans, who supported the rebel leader ThOkOly.
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 thePeerage.com - Person Page 10306
She was the daughter of Ferdinand III von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Anna von Habsburg, Infanta de España.
She married Ferdinand III von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor, son of Ferdinand II von Österreich, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria-Anna Prinzessin von Bayern, in 1631.
     Leopold I von Österreich, Holy Roman Emperor was born on 9 June 1640 in Vienna, Austria.
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 Habsburg Dynasty
Emperor, son of Emperor Friedrich III and Eleonore of Portugal
Emperor, son of Emperor Ferdinand I and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Emperor of Mexico, second son of Archduke Franz Karl and Princess Sophie of Bavaria, whose foolish acceptance of the throne of Mexico led to his abandonment by the French, defeat and execution by the forces of Benito Juarez.
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