King Joseph XII
|King of Produzland|
1745 Portrait of King Joseph XII by Nicolau de Lima
King of Asloveiros, King of Traduseia, King of Aenícioa, King of the Gaulesians, King of Sundrelândia, Duke of Selçéar, Duke of Aurélio, Duke of Lisover, Count of Lugo, Count of Calmatia, Count of Aréncia, and Lord of Baltamay.
|Reign||12th November 1743 - 8th August 1801|
|Coronation||14th November 1743|
|Predecessor||Queen Erica I|
|Successor||King Leandro II|
|Born||José António Vicente de Ceneturas e Selçéar|
21 February 1730
Lavoeira Palace, Lavoeira
|Died||8 August 1801(aged 71)|
Royal & Imperial Produz Mausoleum, Aatream
|Spouse||Maria Augusta do Outeiro (m. 1743–1791); her death|
|Issue||Prince Vicente of Cabeca|
|Mother||Queen Erica I|
Joseph XII was born in 1730 to the reigning monarch of Produzland, Queen Erica. In 1743, Queen Erica died aged 61, passing away on the twelth of November that year. On the fourteenth, two days after his mother's death, he was crowned as King of Produzland, King of Asloveiros, King of Traduseia, King of Aenícioa, King of the Gaulesians, King of Sundrelândia, Duke of Selçéar, Duke of Aurélio, Duke of Lisover, Count of Lugo, Count of Calmatia, Count of Aréncia, and Lord of Baltamay. He held his position for sixty-eight years.
His reign was marked by political change and the rise of democracy in Produzland, as previous to his installment of the Parlamento and the constitution of 1777, Produzland has been an autocracy for as long as it's been a country. These came about after the Produz were mostly kicked out of the Ilhas de São Sandro and lost both Novo Aenícioa and Senãles Alto e Baixo to Carelia. The losses also lead directly to Joseph destroying the Produz Gulf Company in and selling Comona in 1796 and 1798 respectively.
Despite his military losses, he remembered as one of the better Produz monarchs as the constitution he created and the Parlamento are still in use today and he was one of the first monarchs in Lira to willingly bring democratic ideas into his court and he brought about a new age in Produzland after the devastating Great Aatream Earthquake of 1768.
Early Life and Education
Joseph XII was born in Lavoeira Palace into one of the richest families in the world, the royal family of Produzland to Queen Erica I of Produzland and the brother of the king of Achkadia, and as a result Joseph's younger brother would become the king of Achkadia in the future.