The new Bavarian ruler and his minister Maximilian von Montgelas were well prepared for both of these problems. As regards its foreign policy, Bavaria fully sided with France in 1805. Bavaria was made a kingdom as a token of its allegiance. The French emperor Napoleon named Max Joseph king. This increase in rank gave Max greater political freedom.
Maximilian I Joseph was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1795 to 1799, prince-elector of Bavaria from 1799 to 1806, then King of Bavaria from 1806 to 1825. He was a member of the House of Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Zweibrücken, a branch of the House of Wittelsbach.
Bavarian statesman. Maximilian Joseph, count von Montgelas de Garnerin, (born Sept. 10, 1759, Munich—died June 14, 1838, Munich), German statesman who developed modern Bavaria. The son of a Savoyard nobleman, Montgelas entered the service of Charles II Augustus, duke of Zweibrücken, and was from 1795 closely attached to the latter’s ...
Maximilian I, King and Elector of Bavaria as Maximilian I Joseph. His alliance with French Emperor Napoleon I earned him the royal title and vast territorial increases at the Treaty of Pressburg in 1805 and made him one of the chief members of the Confederation of the Rhine. His daughter was married to Napoleon's stepson, Eugène de Beauharnais.
Maximilian III Joseph, (born March 28, 1727, Munich [Germany]—died December 30, 1777, Munich), elector of Bavaria (1745–77), son of the Holy Roman emperor Charles VII. By the Peace of Füssen signed on April 22, 1745, he obtained restitution of his dominions lost by his father—on condition, however, that he formally acknowledge the Pragmatic Sanction and not seek the imperial title. He ...
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Franz Joseph, also called Francis Joseph, (born August 18, 1830, Schloss Schönbrunn, near Vienna, Austria—died November 21, 1916, Schloss Schönbrunn), emperor of Austria (1848–1916) and king of Hungary (1867–1916), who divided his empire into the Dual Monarchy, in which Austria and Hungary coexisted as equal partners.
Prince-Elector Maximilian IV Joseph became the first king of Bavaria on January 1, 1806 and resumed the name and title King Maximilian I Joseph. During Napoleon’s occupation of most of the German-speaking countries, Bavaria was one of Napoleon’s closest allies in the Confederation of the Rhine. Napoleon rewarded him with the Treaty of ...
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Maximilian had become the Emperor of Mexico under the guidance of Napoleon III of France. His short reign ended in disaster when after three years in 1867, he was deposed and executed by firing squad. His final wish to his executioners was that they did not shoot him in the face so that his mother Sophie could see his face again.