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Franz Joseph Habsburg, I
Birth: Aug. 18, 1830
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Nov. 21, 1916
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria

Austrian Monarch. Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary from 1848 until 1916. He ascended to the throne following the abdication of Emperor Ferdinand I, and during a time of revolutionary events in all Europe. He had soon to deal with the issue of independence of Lombardy and Veneto. To protect these regions by the expansionist intentions of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, between 1848 and 1866, he has fought three bloody wars, ended with the defeat against Prussia and the loss of those territories in favor of the nascent Italy. In 1867 he instituted the double monarchy to prevent the separation of Hungary . He suffered because of family tragedies that befell his family: the assassination of the younger brother Maximilian in Mexico in 1867, the suicide of son Rudolph in 1889, and the assassination of his wife Elizabeth in 1898. In 1914, following the killing of Crown Prince Archduke Ferdinand, and the aggressive policy of Germany, declared war on Serbia, causing the beginning of World War I, the decline and the subsequent fall of the Empire. His reign was the longest lived of modern times. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Karl Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen (1802 - 1878)
  Sophie Friederike Dorothee Wilhelmine Of Bavaria (1805 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
   Elisabeth of Austria (1837 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Sophie Friederike Habsburg (1855 - 1857)*
  Gisela Luise Marie von Bayern (1856 - 1932)*
  Rudolf Habsburg (1858 - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  Franz Joseph Habsburg (1830 - 1916)
  Ferdinand Maximilian Habsburg (1832 - 1867)*
  Karl Ludwig von Habsburg-Lothringen (1833 - 1896)*
  Infant Son Habsburg (1840 - 1840)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kapuzinergruft
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot: Franz-Josephs-Gruft
 
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Record added: Sep 08, 1998
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Franz Joseph Habsburg, I
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