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Joseph I

1678–1711, king of Hungary 1687–1711; king of Germany 1690–1711; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1705–11 (son of Leopold I).


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    noun 1. 1741–90, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1765–90 (son of Francis I; brother of Leopold II and Marie Antoinette). noun 1. 1741–90, Holy Roman emperor (1765–90); son of Francis I. He ruled Austria jointly with his mother, Maria Theresa, until her death (1780). He reorganized taxation, abolished serfdom, curtailed the feudal power of […]

  • Josephine

    [joh-zuh-feen, -suh-] /ˈdʒoʊ zəˌfin, -sə-/ noun 1. Empress (Marie Joséphine Rose Tascher de la Pagerie) . 2. a female given name: derived from Joseph. /ˈdʒəʊzəˌfiːn/ noun 1. Empress, previous name Joséphine de Beauharnais; real name Marie Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie. 1763–1814, empress of France as wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1796–1809) fem. proper name, from […]

  • Joseph lister

    [lis-ter] /ˈlɪs tər/ noun 1. Joseph, 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis [lahym ree-jis] /laɪm ˈri dʒɪs/ (Show IPA), 1827–1912, English surgeon: founder of modern antiseptic surgery. /ˈlɪstə/ noun 1. (US & Canadian, agriculture) a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrow Also called lister plough, […]

  • Joseph jacquard

    [zha-kar] /ʒaˈkær/ noun 1. Joseph Marie [zhoh-zef ma-ree] /ʒoʊˈzɛf ma ri/ (Show IPA), 1752–1834, French inventor. /ˈdʒækɑːd; dʒəˈkɑːd; French ʒakar/ noun 1. Also called Jacquard weave. a fabric in which the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on 2. Also called Jacquard loom. the loom that produces this fabric […]

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