a masculine name: dim. Max
Origin of Maximilianblend of the Classical Latin names Maximus and Aemilianus
- (born Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph) 1832-67; archduke of Austria: emperor of Mexico (1864-67); executed
- 1459-1519; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1493-1519)
- 1527-76; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1564-76)
Austrian archduke and emperor of Mexico (1864-1867). Appointed emperor by the French, who had recently occupied Mexico, he was captured and executed by Mexican republicans after the French withdrew from the country.