Emperor Leopold I Orders Jews Expelled From Vienna, Austria Hot

Emperor Leopold I Orders Jews Expelled From Vienna, Austria

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Emperor Leopold I orders all Jews be expelled from Vienna, Austria. Prussian leader Frederick William, father of Frederick the Great, invites a number of wealthy Jewish families to settle in Prussia - not so much because of personal warm feelings towards Jews, but rather in the hope that they will help the Prussian economy.

Both he and the rest of the Prussian aristocracy generally regard Jews as a danger to Christianity, but beneficial economically. For this reason they work hard to severely limit the number of Jews permitted to live in their lands. Some are welcome, but only some - limited numbers with limited privileges.

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