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Leopold of Austria, II
Birth: May 5, 1747
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Mar. 1, 1792
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria

Austrian Monarch. From 1765 to 1790 he ruled the grand duchy of Tuscany where his constitutional reforms removed restrictions on industry and personal freedoms imposed by his Medici predecessors. These acts, which included a system of rational taxation and profitable public works, earned him the reputation of an "exemplar of democracy." By contrast, his short reign as Emperor, from 1790 to 1792, was over shadowed by revolutionary unrest in France, aggression by both Prussia and Russia and Belgian insurrection in the Austrian Netherlands. He is remembered for his diplomacy in settling these threats by subduing the Belgians in 1790 and reaching peace agreements with Prussia and Turkey in 1790 and 1791. His Declaration of Pillnitz in 1791 by which he expected to avoid war with France, however, resulted in the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars just weeks after his death. (bio by: Samuel Taylor Geer) 
Family links: 
   Maria Theresia (1717 - 1780)
  Maria Luisa - Infanta of Spain (1745 - 1792)
  Ferdinand Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769 - 1824)*
  Joseph - Archduke of Austria, Palatine of Hungary (1776 - 1847)*
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Saint Stephen's Cathedral
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot: Intestines only
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
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Leopold of Austria, II
Added by: Samuel Taylor Geer
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