Joseph II


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Joseph II

1741-1790.
Holy Roman emperor (1765-1790), coregent of Austria with his mother, Maria Theresa (1765-1780), and king of Bohemia and Hungary (1780-1790). He instituted a number of political, religious, and civil reforms.

Joseph II

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(Biography) 1741–90, Holy Roman emperor (1765–90); son of Francis I. He ruled Austria jointly with his mother, Maria Theresa, until her death (1780). He reorganized taxation, abolished serfdom, curtailed the feudal power of the nobles, and asserted his independence from the pope

Joseph II


n.
1741–90, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1765–90 (son of Francis I).
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