Person:Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary (1)

Archduke Joseph _____, Palatine of Hungary
b.9 Mar 1776 Florence
d.13 Jan 1847 Budapest
Facts and Events
Name Archduke Joseph _____, Palatine of Hungary
Alt Name Josef Anton van Oostenrijk
Gender Male
Birth? 9 Mar 1776 Florence
Marriage 30 Aug 1815 to Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
Marriage to Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia
Marriage to Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Death? 13 Jan 1847 Budapest
Reference Number? Q319764?

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Archduke Joseph Anton Johann of Austria (, 9 March 1776 – 13 January 1847) was the 103th and penultimate palatine of Hungary who served for more than 50 years from 1796 to 1847, after he had been appointed governor in 1795.

The latter half of his service coincided with the Hungarian Reform Era, and he mediated between Francis I, King of Hungary and the Hungarian nobility, representing the country's interests in Vienna. He played a prominent role in the development of Pest as a cultural and economic centre, and the neoclassical buildings constructed on his initiative define the modern appearance of the city. The landscaping of the City Park of Budapest and Margaret Island also happened under his supervision. In the wider country, he supported public education, technical higher education, the arts, the construction of railroads, and the work of various progressive-thinking societies and associations. He made great donations towards the establishment of the Hungarian National Museum, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the National Széchényi Library.

He was an archduke of Austria and a prince of Bohemia, Hungary, and Tuscany as the son of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and the Hungarian or Palatinal branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine descends from him. In the Imperial Army, and later in the Austro-Hungarian Army, he bore the rank of Feldmarschall.

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