Joseph II 1741-1790
Joseph II was the Holy Roman emperor
from 1765 until his death in 1790.
His mother, and co-ruler from 1765 -
Holy Roman Emperor
Joseph II (right) and his brother, the Grand
Duke Leopold of Tuscany (left).
In 1790, Leopold
would succeed Joseph to the throne as Holy Roman
Emperor Leopold II.
Painting by Pompeo
Joseph, German: Josef, was a member of the
Here is more on his brother
here you can read the
letters that were mailed back and forth between Joseph II
and one of his diplomats,
Holy Roman Empire and
Governments of Austria.