Emperor Rudolf II


A man of many contradictions, Emperor Rudolf II was a patron of the arts, sciences, and the occult whose mismanagement of the empire is often cited as a major cause of the Thirty Years’ War.

For our purposes, the most relevant fact about him is his Wunderkammer, his notable cache of occult artifacts underneath his palace in Prague.

Further information is available.

Image retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_von_Aachen_-_Portrait_of_Emperor_Rudolf_II.jpg on January 31, 2017.

Emperor Rudolf II

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