Editors. "Accession of the Emperor Rudolf II". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Accession of the Emperor Rudolf II (39 words)
Historical Context Note
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II dies in Regensberg while making preparations for an invasion of Poland. His younger brother Rudolf II succeeds him, ruling until 1612. His hostility towards Protestantism and patronage of the Jesuits encourages the Counter-Reformation in Austria.15209 Accession of the Emperor Rudolf II 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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