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Maximilian

Line breaks: Max¦imil|ian
Pronunciation: /ˌmaksɪˈmɪlɪən
 
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Definition of Maximilian in English:

( 1832–67), Austrian emperor of Mexico 1864-7; full name Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. Brother of Franz Josef, Maximilian was established as emperor of Mexico under French auspices in 1864. He was executed by a popular uprising led by Benito Juárez.

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