Person:Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

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Rudolf II , Holy Roman Emperor
b.18 Jul 1552
d.20 Jan 1612
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Name Rudolf II , Holy Roman Emperor
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 Jul 1552
Death[1] 20 Jan 1612


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Rudolf II (July 18, 1552 – January 20, 1612) was Holy Roman Emperor (1576–1612), King of Hungary and Croatia (as Rudolf I, 1572–1608), King of Bohemia (1575–1608/1611) and Archduke of Austria (1576–1608). He was a member of the House of Habsburg.

Rudolf's legacy has traditionally been viewed in three ways: an ineffectual ruler whose mistakes led directly to the Thirty Years' War; a great and influential patron of Northern Mannerist art; and a devotee of occult arts and learning which helped seed the scientific revolution.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).