Franz Joseph I of Austria

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Franz Joseph I
Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, etc.
Franz Joseph, circa 1915.JPG
Emperor Franz Joseph. Vienna, circa 1910.
Reign 2 December, 184821 November, 1916
Born 18 August 1830(1830-08-18)
Birthplace Schönbrunn Palace Vienna
Died 21 November 1916(1916-11-21) (aged 86)
Place of death Schönbrunn Palace
Predecessor Ferdinand I
Crown Prince Rudolf
Successor Charles I
Consort Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria
Children Archduchess Sophie
Archduchess Gisela
Crown Prince Rudolf
Archduchess Marie-Valerie
Royal anthem Gott erhalte, Gott beschütze
Father Archduke Franz Karl
Mother Princess Sophie of Bavaria

Franz Joseph I (in German Franz Josef, in Hungarian Ferenc József, in English Francis Joseph) (August 18, 1830November 21, 1916) of the Habsburg Dynasty was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Bohemia from 1848 until 1916. His 68-year reign is the third-longest in the recorded history of Europe (after those of Louis XIV of France and Johannes II, Prince of Liechtenstein).

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