Start studying ape- chapter 18 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools acting as a philosophe advisor to joseph ii of austria or catherine the great of russia, i would advise them to adhere to all of the policies advocated for during the enlightenment in prussia, frederick william i created a.
A plan proposed by emperor joseph ii to cede part of the bavarian lands to austria but any increase in the strength of the habsburgs was unacceptable to frederick the great but any increase in the strength of the habsburgs was unacceptable to frederick the great. Habsburg power waned somewhat during the reign of maria theresa (1740-80), when frederick ii, the great of prussia annexed silesia, defeated habsburg armies in the war of the austrian succession (1741-42, 1744-45), and later in the seven years war (1756-63.
The most prominent of these rulers were frederick ii the great hohenzollern of prussia, joseph ii hapsburg of austria, and catherine ii the great romanov of russia in order to understand the actions of the european monarchs of this period, it is important to understand their key beliefs. Why were frederick the great of prussia and emperor joseph ii of austria both regarded as enlightened monarchs (at least compared to their predecessors) both men were strong supporters of the arts how were the ideals of the enlightenment realized in the new world. Enlightened absolutism (frederick the great, catherine the great, joseph ii) frederick the great of prussia, catherine the great of russia, and joseph ii of austria.
Frederick ii, byname frederick the great, german friedrich der grosse, (born january 24, 1712, berlin, prussia [germany]—died august 17, 1786, potsdam, near berlin), king of prussia (1740–86), a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against austria and other powers, greatly enlarged prussia’s. Future holy roman emperor joseph ii was born in vienna, austria, on march 13, 1741 he became co-regent with his mother, maria theresa, in 1765, and sole ruler in 1780.
He has been ranked, with catherine the great of russia and frederick the great of prussia, as one of the three great enlightenment monarchs his policies are now known as josephinism he died with no sons and was succeeded by his younger brother, leopold ii. Frederick ii, the great (1712-86): king of prussia during his 40-year reign, frederick ii vastly increased prussia's wealth, doubled its size, recast it into a hub of culture and learning, and made it a great military power.
Joseph ii (joseph benedikt anton michael adam 13 march 1741 – 20 february 1790) 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, emperor francis i, and the brother of marie antoinette. Frederick the great of prussia and joseph ii of austria were considered to be enlightened rulers by implementing modern changes that supported knowledge, education, and the arts for the betterment of the country and its society, frederick the great and joseph ii furthered the development of enlightenment principles in contrast to the system.