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king of France 1515–47.
first emperor of Austria 1804–35; as Francis II, last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1792–1806.
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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
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)
title as emperor of Austria of
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