Tag Archives: and Hungary

The Emperor Maximilian II and his physicians

Maximilian II (1527–1576) of the House of Habsburg was Holy Roman Emperor as well as king of Bohemia, Croatia, and Hungary.     Maximilian II Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria The Emperor . . . had long suffered from gout, from heart attacks, from bouts of “kidney colic,” [and] quite possibly syphilis, that had been sweeping across […]