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
Born(1830-08-18)18 August 1830
BirthplaceSchönbrunn Palace Vienna
Died21 November 1916(1916-11-21) (aged 86)
Place of deathSchönbrunn Palace
PredecessorFerdinand I
Crown Prince Rudolf
SuccessorCharles I
ConsortDuchess Elisabeth of Bavaria
ChildrenArchduchess Sophie
Archduchess Gisela
Crown Prince Rudolf
Archduchess Marie-Valerie
Royal HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
Royal anthemGott erhalte, Gott beschütze
FatherArchduke Franz Karl
MotherPrincess 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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