Joseph II

Joseph II was Holy Roman Emperor from August 1765 and sole ruler of the Habsburg lands from November 1780 until his death. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, , and the brother of Marie Antoinette.

Landmarks in the Area

The Austrian National Library is the largest library in , with more than 12 million items in its various collections.

Photo: Thomas Ledl, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Elmayer dance school is a ballroom dance school in , Austria founded in 1919 by a former Austro-Hungarian Army officer Willy Elmayer von Vestenbrugg. Photo: Buchhändler, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in , Austria contains a valuable collection of secular and ecclesiastical treasures covering over a thousand years of European history. Photo: Gryffindor, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

The Innere Stadt is the 1st municipal District of Vienna located in the center of the capital. Photo: Gryffindor, CC BY 2.5.

Photo: Bwag, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Josefstadt is the eighth district of . It is near the center of Vienna and was established as a district in 1850, but borders changed later. is situated 1¼ km west of Joseph II. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Alservorstadt was an independent municipality until 1850 and is since then divided between and , the 8th and 9th districts of , respectively. is situated 1½ km northwest of Joseph II. Photo: Michel Mougey, CC BY 3.0.

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