Definitions

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  • n. the last Holy Roman Emperor (1768-1835)

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Examples

  • Mary and her first husband, Francis II of France, seemed to have a deep and genuine affection for each other, in spite of the fact that he was afflicted with health problems like most of the Valois.

    The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

  • The new Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II, her nephew, has never met her.

    The 16th of October 1793: execution of Marie-Antoinette

  • He was succeeded by his young son Francis II, barely fifteen years old, frail of body and weak of mind.

    Champlain's Dream

  • After eighteen months of growing disorder, young Francis II died in 1560 and was succeeded by his even younger brother Charles IX, who was ten years old.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Francis I. Manners became odious after the death of Francis II.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He knew that they were bringing him an authentification of the diamond: the statement of two highly respected New York jewelers that the gem was indeed the legendary Great Mogul and that it would be a remarkable addition to the crown jewels of the Holy Roman emperor, Francis II, king of Bohemia and Hungary, emperor of Austria.

    City of Glory

  • “You will write to the Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II of…of Hungary, I believe.”

    City of Glory

  • Gornt Blakeman has asked me to write to Vienna, to the Holy Roman emperor, Francis II.

    City of Glory

  • According to conventional historical wisdom, the direct line came to an end in 1807 with the death of Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York—who stated that he was King “by the grace of God, but not by the will of men”—although the right to the title passed to collateral branches of the family and is today with Prince Franz of Bavaria Francis II to Stuart supporters.

    The Sion Revelation

  • There's also the question of who Francis II does marry, now -- if it's a Spanish princess, then Spain neutralizes France and the war in Holland may go much worse for the Dutch.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

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