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.