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Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria

Archduke of Austria

Died when: 44 years 230 days (535 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria

Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (Maximilian Franz Xaver Joseph Johann Anton de Paula Wenzel, 8 December 1756 in Vienna – 26 July 1801 in Vienna) was Elector of Cologne, and Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.

He was the youngest child of the Habsburg ruler of Austria, Maria Theresa, and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, for whom he was named.

His siblings included emperors Joseph II and Leopold II, the Parmese duchess Maria Amalia , the Sicilian queen Maria Carolina, and the French queen Marie Antoinette.

He was the last fully functioning Elector of Cologne and the second employer and patron of the young Ludwig van Beethoven.


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