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Author Topic: Emperor Francis Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria  (Read 86 times)
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« on: December 30, 2016, 01:07:17 am »

Francis Joseph was born in Vienna, Austria in 1830. He was the eldest son of Archduke Francis Charles, who was the brother and heir of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria.   
Francis Charles renounced his right to the throne. Francis Joseph became emperor when Ferdinand abdicated in 1848.   
He married Elisabeth, the daughter of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, in 1854.   
Francis Joseph died on November 21, 1916.
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