Leopold, Duke of Lorraine

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Leopold Joseph (September 11 1679March 27 1729), was Duke of Lorraine from 1697 to 1702, and again, from 1714 to his death. In between, the region of Lorraine was under by France. He was the son of duke Charles IV of Lorraine, exiled in the Austrian court, and archduchess Eleanor Maria Josepha of Austria (1653-1697), daughter of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.

Leopold recovered Lorraine in 1697, lost by his father to Louis XIV of France under the dispositions of the Treaty of Ryswick, which returned Lorraine and the Duchy of Bar to the ducal family.

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See also: Dukes of Lorraine family tree


Preceded by:
Charles IV
Duke of Lorraine
1697 (1690)-1729
Succeeded by:
Francis Stephen

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