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Joseph II

Born: 1741 AD
Died: 1790 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Emperor


1741 – He was born on the 13th day of March on this year.


1760 - The well-educated Isabella of Parma was handed over to him.


1764 – His crown was made on this year in Wien.


1769 – He met Frederick the Great privately at Neisse.


1777 – He met The French minister Vergennes.


1778 - He commanded the troops collected to oppose Frederick, who supported the rival claimant to Bavaria.


1796 – He had his first interview.

1781 - Joseph abolished serfdom.


1782 - His anticlerical and liberal innovations induced Pope Pius VI to pay him a visit.


1789 - He decreed that peasants must be paid in cash payments rather than labor obligations.


1788 - He returned to Vienna with ruined health.


1790 - He formally withdrew all his reforms. He also died on the 20th day of February on this year.


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