Definition of Maximilian in English:

Maximilian

proper noun

  • (1832–67), Austrian emperor of Mexico 1864–7; full name Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. Brother of Franz Josef, Maximilian was established as emperor of Mexico under French auspices in 1864. He was executed by a popular uprising led by Benito Juárez.

Pronunciation:

Maximilian

/ˌmaksɪˈmɪlɪən/