Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Maximilian 1832-1867. Austrian archduke and emperor of Mexico (1864-1867). Appointed emperor by the French, who had recently captured Mexico, he lacked popular support and was captured and executed by Mexican republicans when France withdrew from the country under American pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name, rare in English.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Bavarian gold coin worth about 13s. 6d. English.

Etymologies

From German Maximilian, ultimately of Latin origin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maximilian is discovered as an infant in a secluded area and adopted by one of Wolf's grade teachers.

    Rabid Reads: "Lanceheim" by Tim Davys

  • I found myself far more interested in Maximilian's adventures and his nearly satirical Zen state as he attracts devotees to his cryptic parables.

    Rabid Reads: "Lanceheim" by Tim Davys

  • Maximian (Maximilian is the diminutive form of this)

    If Wishes Were Horses

  • As for Carlota, she was having an affair with a Belgian officer in Maximilian's army, Colonel Alfred van der Smissens, and was pregnant when she went to Europe to plead her husband's cause.

    Maximilian and Carlota: the "Archdupe" and his tragic lady (1832-1867)

  • Brace yourself for Richard the Lionheart in Maximilian plate, and Vikings with horned helmets and furry trousers.

    There's nothing like a good longsword fight...

  • The seventh Prince Thurn und Taxis was called Maximilian and his wife was Helen Duchess of Bavaria.

    American Connections

  • “Someone who picked it up following an assassination attempt on an arms dealer by the name of Maximilian Sprague.”

    Vigilance

  • Maximilian is a handsome man, and the picture is said to be the finest of Maximilian in existence.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • Whether, therefore, they may be inclined to quarrel with France now on the subject of Mexico, or whether they may be able to nurse their wrath to keep it warm until the empire of Maximilian is able to stand by itself, and France may withdraw, and not be quarrelled with at all, matters not very much.

    France and Mexico

  • Good list, though I’d throw in some love for Maximilian from the Black Hole and the original Cylons (remember Battlestar Galactica was released in theaters).

    Top 10 Coolest Movie Robots » Scene-Stealers

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