from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Leopold I 1640-1705. King of Hungary (1655-1705) and Bohemia (1656-1705) and Holy Roman emperor (1658-1705). He fought with the Turks and the French for most of his reign and consolidated his authority in the empire.
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The Emperor Leopold I created Abbot Placid Zurlauben and his successors Princes of the Holy Roman Empire, and spent a vast sum of money in rebuilding and embellishing the monastery and church, the ancient mausoleum of the imperial family.
Hapsburg, Leopold I (1658-1705); at the same time he united a large number of princes in the Confederation of the Rhine (Rheinbund), which looked for support to France.
In order to obtain the charter necessary for the conferring of degrees and for the development of the institution, the Jesuit Father Wolf sought, from 1694 on, to obtain the consent of Emperor Leopold I to the erection of the school into a university.