Person:Rudolf Unknown (9)

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 born into House of Austrian Habsburgs
Death[1] 20 Jan 1612
Reference Number? Q150586?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Rudolf II (18 July 1552 – 20 January 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 an intellectual devotee of occult arts and learning which helped seed what would be called the Scientific Revolution. Determined to unify Christendom, he initiated the Long Turkish War (1593–1606) with the Ottoman Empire. Exhausted by war, his citizens in Hungary revolted in the Bocskai Uprising, which led to more authority given to his brother Matthias. Under his reign, there was a policy of toleration towards Judaism.

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