Vintage Silver Juliana & Francis II Earrings
- Sterling silver plated hammered frame and posts
- 24k gold plated Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Francis II of Austria coins.
- Height: 1.75"
Francis II was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until August 6, 1806 when he dissolved the Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz. As the leader of the large, multi-ethnic Habsburg Empire, he led Austria into the French Revolutionary Wars and was defeated by Napoleon. He again fought against France during the Second and Third Coalition, when after meeting crushing defeat at Austerlitz, he had to agree to the Treaty of Pressburg, which effectively dissolved the Holy Roman Empire, weakening the Austrian Empire and reorganizing present-day Germany under a Napoleonic imprint.