Francis I of Austria

also known as Francis I, Emperor of Austria (1768-1835)

Francis I, Emperor of Austria (12 February 1768 – 2 March 1835) also was Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (in German language: Franz II, Heiliger Römischer Kaiser).

Francis II & I
Portrait by Joseph Kreutzinger, c. 1815
Holy Roman Emperor
Reign5 July 1792 – 6 August 1806
Coronation14 July 1792
Frankfurt Cathedral
PredecessorLeopold II
SuccessorMonarchy abolished (Napoleon as Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine)
(in Habsburg Netherlands)
Archduke/Emperor of Austria
Reign1 March 1792/11 August 1804 – 2 March 1835
PredecessorLeopold VII
SuccessorFerdinand I
ChancellorKlemens von Metternich
King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia
Reign1 March 1792 – 2 March 1835
PredecessorLeopold II
SuccessorFerdinand V
King of Lombardy–Venetia
Reign9 June 1815 – 2 March 1835
SuccessorFerdinand I
Head of the Präsidialmacht Austria
In office
20 June 1815 – 2 March 1835
Succeeded byFerdinand I
Born(1768-02-12)12 February 1768
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Died2 March 1835(1835-03-02) (aged 67)
Vienna, Austrian Empire
(m. 1788; died 1790)
(m. 1790; died 1807)
(m. 1808; died 1816)
(m. 1816)
Full name
Franz Josef Karl
FatherLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherMaria Luisa of Spain
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureFrancis II & I's signature

He was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until August 6, 1806, when the empire was no longer a unit. He then became Francis I, first Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary,Bohemia and Croatia from 1804 to 1835). He fought in the Napoleonic Wars .