Francis I Monument - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 12.268 E 016° 21.915
33U E 601437 N 5339927
Francis I also known as Franz Stephan von Lothringen, was the Holy Roman Emperor and the father of Marie Antoinette.
Waymark Code: WMKRWK
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 05/24/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 13

This bronze equestrian statue of Francis I is located in Vienna's Burggarten Park. The Emperor is depicted somewhat larger than life and as a middle-aged man astride a horse wearing a cape. His hair is curly but neat. It is set on a rectangula cement plinth about 3 feet tall.
Unfortunately an internet search did not reveal the date or artist.

Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"Francis I (Francis Stephen; 8 December 1708 – 18 August 1765)[2] was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, though his wife effectively executed the real powers of those positions. With his wife, Maria Theresa, he was the founder of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty. From 1728 until 1737 he was Duke of Lorraine. In 1737, Francis became managed by France under terms resulting from the War of the Polish Succession. Francis and House of Lorraine received the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the peace treaty that ended that war. After taking the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, the return of the ancestral duchy of Lorraine went nominally to his brother Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (who was however engaged in ruling the Austrian Netherlands),
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Wien 1 - Innere Stadt, page 4

Burggarten Vienna, Austria

Year built: unknown

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: Not listed

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