Franz Joseph I of Austria
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Franz Joseph I of Austria

(August 18, 1830, Schönbrunn [now part of Vienna] – November 21, 1916, Vienna), Emperor of Austria after 1848 and King of Hungary after 1867. Franz Joseph mounted the throne in 1848, during a war that threatened the very existence of the monarchy. In 1916 he died during just such a war, which surpassed every earlier conception of a modern war in both its extent, and its form. Regarding the possibility of waging war as a political tool, Franz Joseph was heavily influenced by …

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Jerabék, Rudolf, “Franz Joseph I of Austria”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0216>
First published online: 2015



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