Franciscus. I. D:G: Romanorum Imperator S: Aug: Germ: Ierosol: Rex. Dux Lothar: et Bar: Magn: Dux Hertruriae.nat: d: 8. Dec: 1708. El: 13. Sept: Cor: 4. Oct: 1745.
Etching. 221 x 158mm. 8¾ x 6¼". Trimmed.
Francis I (1708-1765) was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany. He was the founder of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty but lost his title as Duke of Lorraine when he was forced to give up some of his territory so France could put their own candidate in power as part of a long-temn plan to annex Lorraine.
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