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Maximilian

[mak-suh-mil-yuh n] /ˌmæk səˈmɪl yən/
noun
1.
1832–67, archduke of Austria: emperor of Mexico 1864–67.
2.
a male given name.

Maximilian I

noun
1.
1459–1519, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1493–1519.

Maximilian II

noun
1.
1527–76, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1564–76.
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  • It is difficult to do justice to the fine qualities of Maximilian.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • The Venetians, likewise, were taken napping by Emperor Maximilian.

  • The death of Maximilian and the election of Charles V. were a year old now.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • Maximilian Hostialick was famed for his learning, piety, and humanity.

  • Maximilian's wife was in France, expecting soon to see her husband.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • The fate of the Emperor Maximilian was now in the hands of Juarez.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • The "Monroe Doctrine" triumphed in the death gurgle of Maximilian.

  • Maximilian is the hero, and here too receives the highest eulogies.

  • He then diverted Maximilian from his designs on Castile by humouring his hostility to Venice.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Ferdinand and Maximilian had at times been dangerous; Charles wielded the power of both.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for Maximilian

Maximilian

/ˌmæksɪˈmɪlɪən/
noun
1.
full name Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. 1832–67, archduke of Austria and emperor of Mexico (1864–67). After the French had partially conquered Mexico, he was offered the throne but was defeated and shot by the Mexicans under Juárez

Maximilian I

noun
1.
1459–1519, king of Germany (1486–1519) and Holy Roman Emperor (1493–1519)
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Word Origin and History for Maximilian

masc. proper name, from Latin Maximus and Aemilianus, both proper names. According to Camden, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III (1415-1493) coined the name and gave it to his son in hopes the boy would grow up to have the virtues of Fabius Maximus and Scipio Aemilianus.

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