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Fran·cis I(frăn′sĭs) 1494-1547.
King of France (1515-1547) who waged four wars against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V from 1521 to 1544. A patron of the arts, he reigned during the Renaissance in France.
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1. (Biography) 1494–1547, king of France (1515–47). His reign was dominated by his rivalry with Emperor Charles V for the control of Italy. He was a noted patron of the arts and learning
2. (Biography) 1708–65, duke of Lorraine (1729–37), grand duke of Tuscany (1737–65), and Holy Roman Emperor (1745–65). His marriage (1736) to Maria Theresa led to the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48)
3. (Biography) title as emperor of Austria of Francis II
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Fran•cis I(ˈfræn sɪs)
1. 1494–1547, king of France 1515–47.
2. 1768–1835, first emperor of Austria 1804–35; as Francis II, last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1792–1806.
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