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  • Everett Collection In 1848, Franz Joseph I began his 68-year reign as Emperor of Austria, which became the Austro-Hungarian Empire under his rule.

    Heirs to Germany's Royal History

  • Franz Joseph has named another successor, but he chose my father first.


  • In fact, Rudolf's shouting could be heard in the anteroom, and Franz Joseph was so overcome with emotion that he fell into a swoon.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • The Austrian emperor Franz Joseph placed an antique cameo necklace around her neck after her performance of Ph├Ędre.

    Sarah Bernhardt.

  • Father always said that Franz Joseph would give in eventually.


  • My father was born in the waning days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, when Franz Joseph, with his ruddy cheeks and enormous whiskers, was still the reassuring patriarch.

    Enemies of the People

  • Lueger was elected once more and Franz Joseph once again vetoed the choice.


  • This time Franz Joseph did not fight the selection.


  • It was Franz Joseph who held what was left of his empire together, not through political cunning but simply by being beloved.


  • It has been sixty years since Franz Joseph ascended the Habsburg throne in the aftermath of the failed 1848 revolutions.



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