Franz II (I)
* 12. Feb 1768, † 02. Mar 1835

Roman-German emperor and Emperor of Austria

Franz II was the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. After Napoleon proclaimed the French Empire, Franz established the hereditary Empire of Austria in 1804 and as Franz I was the first Emperor of Austria (r. 1804–1835). On 6 August 1806 Franz abdicated as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, which was then dissolved after 844 years of existence.

born today 250½ years ago