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Rudolf II was born #onthisday 18th July 1552 A.D. and died 20th January 1612 A.D. He was a Holy Roman Emperor from 1576-1612 A.D. King of Hungary and Croatia as (Rudolf I 1572-1608 A.D.), King of Bohemia from 1575-1608-11 A.D. and then finally Archduke of Austria from 1576 A.D. until 1608 A.D. His bloodline was from the House of Habsburg.