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Lot #    18695
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:29:10 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Prayer for the success of Kaiser Francis II
Title (Hebrew)    אזכררת תודה
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Vienna
Publication Date    1806
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3] pp., 206:174 mm., age and use staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat square block letters without points.
   Prayer in Hebrew for the success of Kaiser Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (Franz II, Heiliger Römischer Kaiser) (12 February 1768 – 2 March 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until 6 August 1806, when he dissolved the Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz. In 1804 he founded the Austrian Empire and became, as Francis I (Franz I.), the first Emperor of Austria, ruling from 1804 to 1835, so later he was named the one and only Doppelkaiser (double emperor) in history. He continued his leading role as an opponent of Napoleonic France in the Napoleonic Wars, and suffered several more defeats after Austerlitz, the most severe of which led to his delivering his daughter, Marie Louise of Austria, as a bride in a reluctant marriage of state. Francis was a son of Emperor Leopold II (1747 – 1792) and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain (1745 – 1792).
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
History:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Liturgy
Kind of Judaica