Rudolf II Habsburg
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Rudolf Habsburg (1552 - 1612)

Rudolf (Rudolf II) "Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and Croatia, King of Bohemia, Archduke of Austria" Habsburg
Born in Wien, Wien, Vienna, Austriamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republicmap
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Preceded by
Maximilian II Habsburg
Holy Roman Emperor
Succeeded by
Matthias Habsburg

Rudolf was born in Vienna on 18 July 1552. He was the eldest son and successor of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary and Croatia; his mother was Maria of Spain, a daughter of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal.

It has been proposed by A. L. Rowse that he was homosexual. During his periods of self-imposed isolation, Rudolf reportedly had affairs with his court chamberlain, Wolfgang von Rumpf, and a series of valets. One of these, Philip Lang, ruled him for years and was hated by those seeking favor with the emperor. He also had several illegitimate children with his mistress Catherina Strada.

Rudolf died in 1612, nine months after he had been stripped of all effective power by his younger brother, except the empty title of Holy Roman Emperor, to which Matthias was elected five months later. He died unmarried.

Rudolf Ii Holy Roman Emp of Austria. [1]

King of Hungary
12 October 1576 - 25 June 1608
Followed by
Mátyás II


  1. Source: #S8 Ancestry Family Tree

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You are my 12th cousin 10 times removed, we are both descendants of Gilbert (Pêche) Pecche.

Regards, Michael Griffiths, New Zealand

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