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Joseph II. 1741-90. Holy Roman Emperor, 1765-. Enlightened despot. Edict of Tolerance. Dominated by mother, Maria Theresa -1780. [Read more ...]

Joseph of Arimathea, St. Buried Jesus in his own tomb. By legend, brought Holy Grail to England. [Read more ...]

Joséphine, Empress. 1763-1814. Widow of beheaded General de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon 1796-1809; divorced. [Read more ...]

Josephus, Flavius. 37-100. Jewish soldier/historian. History of the Jewish Wars 75-9. [Read more ...]

Joshua. Old Testament hero. Led conquest of Canaan. Destroyed Jericho. [Read more ...]

Josiah. c640-609BC. King of Judah. Deuteronomy found in Temple. Religious reforms. [Read more ...]

Josquin des Prés. c1445-1521. Flemish composer of motets and masses. Advanced musical expressiveness. -“Father of Musicians”. [Read more ...]

Joukov, Gheorgi. 1896-1974. Soviet marshal, won battles of Moscow 1941, Stalingrad 1943. [Read more ...]

Joule, James. 1818-89. English physicist. Mechanics of energy. Law of Conservation of Energy. Energy unit, 1843. [Read more ...]

Jourdan, Jean. 1762-1833. French Revolutionary marshal. Introduced conscription 1798. Victor at Fleurus. [Read more ...]

Jowett, Benjamin. 1817-93. English scholar. Translated Dialogues of Plato 1871. [Read more ...]

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