Person:Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

     
Francis I , Holy Roman Emperor
b.8 Dec 1708 Nancy, Lorraine
d.18 Aug 1765 Innsbruck
Facts and Events
Name Francis I , Holy Roman Emperor
Alt Name Francis Stephen
Alt Name Franz I. , Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches
Alt Name Franz Stephan von Lothringen
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 8 Dec 1708 Nancy, Lorraine
Marriage 12 Feb 1736 to Maria Theresia , Erzherzogin von Österreich
Death[1][2][3] 18 Aug 1765 Innsbruck
Other? House of Lorraine


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Francis I (Francis Stephen; 8 December 1708 – 18 August 1765) was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, though his wife effectively executed the real powers of those positions. With his wife, Maria Theresa, he was the founder of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty. From 1728 until 1737 he was Duke of Lorraine. In 1737, Francis became managed by France under terms resulting from the War of the Polish Succession. Francis and House of Lorraine received the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the peace treaty that ended that war. After taking the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, the return of the ancestral duchy of Lorraine went nominally to his brother Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (who was however engaged in ruling the Austrian Netherlands), until succession under derivate house alliances resulted in Lorraine's annexation to France in 1766.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Benedikt, Heinrich,„Franz I.“, in Neue Deutsche Biographie. (Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, c1953-), 5 (1961), S. 358.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wurzbach, Constantin. Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich: enthaltend die Lebenskizzen der denkwürdigen Personen, welche 1750 bis 1850 im Kaiserstaate und in Kronländer gelebt haben. (Wien: K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1856-1891), 6:205-208.
Succession of Holy Roman Emperors
Charles VI

1711-1740
his father-in-law

Charles VII

1742-1745
m. to Charles VI's niece

Holy Roman Emperor-Elect

1745-1765

Joseph II

1765-1790
his son

Leopold II

1790-1792
his son


Succession of German Monarchs
Charles VI

1711-1740
his father-in-law

Charles VII

1742-1745
m. to Charles VI's niece

King of the Romans

1745-1765

Joseph II

1765-1790
his son

Leopold II

1790-1792
his son

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