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.
Reign2 December, 184821 November, 1916
PredecessorFerdinand I
SuccessorCharles I
Born(1830-08-18)18 August 1830
Schönbrunn Palace Vienna
Died21 November 1916(1916-11-21) (aged 86)
Schönbrunn Palace
Burial
Imperial Crypt
SpouseDuchess Elisabeth of Bavaria
IssueArchduchess Sophie
Archduchess Gisela
Crown Prince Rudolf
Archduchess Marie-Valerie
HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
FatherArchduke Franz Karl
MotherPrincess Sophie of Bavaria

Emperor Franz Joseph I or Emperor Francis Joseph I (German: Franz Joseph, Hungarian: Ferenc József, English: Francis Joseph) (Slovene : Franc Jozef Karel) (Croatian : Franjo Josip Karlo) (Czech : Frantisek Josef Karel) (Romanian : Francisc Iosif Carol) (August 18, 1830 – November 21, 1916) of the Habsburg Dynasty was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Bohemia from 1848 until 1916 and also served as President of the German Confederation from 1850-1866.

His brother Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria would have been his successor but he was assassinated. Wars during the reign of Franz Joseph included the Second Italian War Of Independence (1859), the Austro-Prussian War (1866), the Third Italian War Of Independence (1866) and the 1899-1901 Boxer Rebellion. He died during World War 1. Charles I of Austria became emperor in 1916 and reigned from 1916-1918.

Franz Joseph's 68-year reign is the third-longest in the history of continental Europe (after those of Louis XIV of France and Ioannes II, Prince of Liechtenstein).

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