Francis II


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Francis II

1768-1835.
Last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806) and emperor of Austria (1804-1835) as Francis I. When Napoleon forced the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire (1806), Francis renounced his title, ruled over the Austrian Empire, and helped defeat Napoleon (1813-1815).
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Francis II

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1. (Biography) 1544–60, king of France (1559–60); son of Henry II and Catherine de' Medici; first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots
2. (Biography) 1768–1835, last Holy Roman Emperor (1792–1806) and, as Francis I, first emperor of Austria (1804–35). The Holy Roman Empire was dissolved (1806) following his defeat by Napoleon at Austerlitz
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Pope Francis II, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will arrive in Cairo on Friday and will start his visit to Egypt by meeting with President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi at Ittihadyia Palace, a source in the Armed Forces Media Affairs Office told Daily News Egypt.
The first cultural wars to preoccupy Austrian and Hungarian publics had little to do with nationalism and everything to do with the adoption of a new constitution when Emperor Francis (1848-1906), who began his reign as Francis II of the Holy Roman Empire and ended it as Francis I of Austria, resigned after Austrian forces were defeated by Napoleon at Austerlitz and in subsequent battles.
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The third of four brothers he succeeded to the throne after the successive deaths of his two elder brothers, Francis II and Charles IX.
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After the death of his father Henry II, he became King Francis II in 1559 and Mary was Queen of France and Scotland.