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Title: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: dboro on March 04, 2006, 05:30:49 AM
I've found this rather interesting and unusual portrait of Franz Joseph on the Hermitage website. It was painted in 1874 by Heinrich von Angeli. FJ's wearing some kind of Russian uniform, isn't he? The uniform and the location suggests that the picture was a diplomatical present. Any idea of the occasion? Thanks,

db

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/dboro/M3_40ZV_40HBTT9Z_23Q3.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kaiserin Sissi on June 19, 2006, 06:20:04 AM
I SEE TOPICS ABOUT ALL FAMILY OF FRANZ JOSEPH BUT NOT ABOUT FRANZ JOSEPH HIMSELF. WHY DOES HE ALWASY FORGOT IN COMPARISON WITH SISSI FOR EXEMPLE ?

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yseult on June 19, 2006, 01:45:38 PM
Do you think really that he is forgotten? I don´t think so, but, for sure, he is not a legendary figure as his bavarian wife. He was raised up with a great deal of emphasis on devoutness, sense of responsability, diligence, self-sacrifice to guarantee the future of his empire...good qualities, I believe.

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kaiserin Sissi on June 19, 2006, 03:54:12 PM


YSEULT I M REALLY ALLRIGHT WITH YOU. I THINK THAT FRANZ JOSEPH WAS A VERY GREAT EMPEROR AND I THINK THAT IS A PITY THAT NOBODY BE INTERESTED MORE BY HIM. HE IS A VERY INTERESTING
PERSONN AND EMPEROR I THINK.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Sissi on June 19, 2006, 04:05:15 PM
I agree with both of you, I believe he was a good lookinh man even as an old man, he was charming, and very polite to everybody, he was frugal in his taste, he had military discipline! He was very conscious of his role as emperor, I think he was a good one, he was loved by most of his people.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yseult on June 19, 2006, 05:14:17 PM
Archduchess Sophia was an energic and very resolutive woman, this is the reason why an iron man as old Metternich said about her that she was the "only man into de Habsburg´s family circle". So, she made her best to give her elder son Franzi the features of a great emperor, with a great sense of responsability and a strong feeling of being the first among the servers to the Empire.

But, from my point of view, the failure of Sophia was to brough up her children in a great isolation. They had very weak family ties with another members of the extended Habsburg family, and, if they could not made strong relationship with their cousins, imagine how isolated they were from the rest of the people. This seclusion caused, I think, a great damage to Sophia´s children when they reached their adulthood.

Life could have been more easily taken by this kind of man if he had been married to the right woman, but I think that his cousin Elisabeth was not the right woman for him. For sure that he was madly in love with the beautiful Sissi, but to love someone with every beat of your heart is not enough to made an succesful marriage.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Sissi on June 19, 2006, 05:52:41 PM
I completely agree, even though I am a fan of Sissi, I cannot be blind to her weaknesses, she was not fit to be an empress, she did not have the education, or a sentiment of sacrifice, because in certain aspect being a sovereign is a sacrifice, you have to be watch all the time and you have to behave in a certain way. She probably had the best interest at the beginnings but later on I think she did not cared anymore about her duties as empress, she wanted to live her life and that`s it.

Francis Joseph loved her with all his heart, but tha match did not help thing for him.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: dboro on June 24, 2006, 05:30:43 AM
More (both by Gyula Benczur)
# 1: 1894, as king of Hungary /Hungarian National Museum, Budapest/
# 2: 1902, in English uniform: a gift fot the coronation of Edward VII /Royal Collections, UK/
# 3: 1904 (detail) /destroyed/

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/dboro/Untitled-1copy.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/dboro/benc.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/dboro/benczur1904fej.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kaiserin Sissi on July 06, 2006, 10:03:08 AM
Does anybody know the story about Franz Joseph and Countess Elisa Ugarte is first love ? It is true or not?

Does anybody have pictures of her ?

                                                                       Thanks   Kaiserin Sissi
                                                                        
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: MarieCharlotte on July 06, 2006, 04:14:45 PM
Quote
Does anybody know the story about Franz Joseph and Countess Elisa Ugarte is first love ? It is true or not?

Does anybody have pictures of her ?


You have already started a topic about Franz Joseph's mistresses, do you remember?
Here is the link: http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/YaBB.cgi?num=1149859245

There you can find a picture of ANNA Ugarte who is said to have had an intimate relationship to Franz Joseph.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kaiserin Sissi on July 07, 2006, 02:56:30 AM
Thanks Marie Charlotte, it's true, I forgotten that i have a photo of her in this topic.



                                                                                               Thanks again
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Lucien on November 20, 2006, 05:50:54 PM
Today,november 21st,is the 90th anniversary of the death of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Alixz on December 14, 2006, 06:48:13 PM
I just started reading  Francis Joseph by Van Der Kiste.  So far it is kind of dry, but he does mention that Franz Joseph probably had at least two affaires and that he gave Sisi an STD.

His mother was very controling and she and Sisi did not get along.  Franz Joseph was orginally intended to marry Sisi's sister, but her fell in love with Sisi at first sight.

I have always been fascinated by his long rule and his friendship with Johann Strauss, Jr..  Strauss wrote The Emperor's Waltz as a tribute to Franz Joseph.  I think it was in 1898 for his 50th Jubilee.

Johann Strauss, Sr. wrote the Radetsky March as a tribute to Radetsky who served Franz Joseph during the 1848 revolutions.

Think of the amazing things and changes that Franz Joseph saw in his long reign.  From 1848 to 1916, the world changed so much and so many new things were invented.

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: MarieCharlotte on December 15, 2006, 03:10:54 AM

Think of the amazing things and changes that Franz Joseph saw in his long reign.  From 1848 to 1916, the world changed so much and so many new things were invented.


... although Franz Joseph was not very fond of all these new inventions.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Oliver on December 17, 2006, 12:03:04 PM
I'm reading the Van Der Kiste biography to at the moment Alixz :)

I've enjoyed it so far. Emperor Francis Joseph did have such a hard life with so much tradegy yet never swaying from his duty. It was also interesting to find out what a lonely life he led especially when his children had grown up and he saw less and less of the Empress with her constant travelling.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Veronika on January 04, 2007, 03:19:46 PM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n70/Veronika1837/skenovat0005.jpg)

Emperor Franz Joseph by Josef Mánes
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: James_Davidov on January 04, 2007, 11:16:28 PM
I dont want to anger any FJ devotees, however I'm sure I read somewhere that he was a known rapist... I know that sounds out there (but I read it in a history text) and wld be interested if anyone coudl confirm or deny.

james.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Veronika on January 05, 2007, 06:26:50 AM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n70/Veronika1837/skenovat0009.jpg)

Sophie, Franz Joseph and Ferdinand Maxmilian
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Veronika on January 05, 2007, 06:27:35 AM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n70/Veronika1837/skenovat0013.jpg)

Franz Joseph with his grandpa, emperor Franz I.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: britt.25 on January 05, 2007, 08:36:06 AM
Thanks for the pics. Where are they from? I had not seen before this one with Sophie and the two sons. Even the one with Franz II was new to me.
Nice ;)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: MarieCharlotte on January 05, 2007, 09:24:19 AM
Look at this:

http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=f7efebef0c32435fa8434f8G07010410 (http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=f7efebef0c32435fa8434f8G07010410)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Veronika on January 05, 2007, 09:44:59 AM
Thanks for the pics. Where are they from? I had not seen before this one with Sophie and the two sons. Even the one with Franz II was new to me.
Nice ;)

It´s from my book Franz Joseph I. - never crown czech king by Jiří Pernes.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: James1941 on January 27, 2007, 03:17:15 PM
At the time if you asked most Hungarians if they felt sorry for Franz Joseph and "his tragedies" I suspect the answer would be "no." He put down their revolution brutally with the help of foreign troops (Russian) and then wasn't very grateful to Russia for helping him do it. In fact his "tragedies" are supposedly the result of a curse put on him by a Hungarian noblewoman whose husband had been hanged by the emperor"s order.
And, he lost every war he was foolish enough to enter Austria into {with the French, Prussia, and World War I} because he allowed aristocrats to run his defense establishment and they were so hide-bound Austria's military were badly led, badly equiped, and totally incapable of playing in the big power game.
He let his brother Ferdinand Max go off to Mexico and "tragedy" when he could easily have put a stop to it had he really wanted to do so. His obtuse dealings with his son and his refusal to recognize that Rudolf needed help led to that "tragedy", he was totally unsympathetic to his nephews desire to marry the woman he loved (even though he himself had kicked over the traces to marry his love) and in choosing a wife, well, he should have listened to his mother.
He was a dull man. Even his long time friend, Katherine Schratt, found his dullness enervating. Being a crowned bureaucrat is not the same as being a good ruler. Spending hours and hours minuteing tedious documents from his ministers is not the same as being a good ruler.
As for his frugality. He slept on a military cot it is true but it had the finest mattress money could buy. And wearing his uniforms until they were shinny and worn is in most people simply being miserly and cheap, not attractive qualities. And his table manners were a horror. Guests went away from his table hungry because he didn't have the good manners to play with his food until all could be served and eat. And I understand the food was not very good either to begin with.
And he was vindictive. He made sure that the Vatican cardinal of state who had questioned allowing Rudolf to by buried in consecrated ground was never pope by using Austria's veto. And this cardinal was regard as the best man for the job of pope.
In the end he appointed a man as his foreign minister who lied to him and kept essential information from him and thus led Austria into the disaster of a war that ended it all. He seemed to simply shrug his shoulders and say, what will be will be, and millions of his subjects died from it.
His record is abysmal but nostalgia for the "old emperor" has clouded the judgement.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: ilyala on January 28, 2007, 04:33:52 AM
i think he had the best intentions, but we all know that they pave the road to hell. i think that down inside he was a good man. but at some point every good person gets sick of things happening.

he loved his wife and she left him. i'm sure he loved his children but didn't know how to show them. of course he had a thing for that cardinal, that cardinal basically wanted to forbid him to bury his own son! i'm sure that any parent can understand franz joseph's reaction.

however, a good man does not make a good emperor and i'm afraid that's the tragedy of many monarchs out there.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: KarlandZita on July 28, 2007, 06:08:33 AM
Franz Josef maturing,

in portrait :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Hasburg%20Family/fzp.jpg)

And in photos :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Hasburg%20Family/franzjosef.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Hasburg%20Family/uniform1.jpg)

As we can note it, the Emperor preserves the same elegant silhouette and the same imposing presence as in his youth.

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Hasburg%20Family/franz1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: MikaelXII on August 25, 2008, 06:48:05 AM
Pardon for the blunt title. But my question is for those whom have more information than i do. I was in Vienna on vacation this summer and on the tour of the Imperial parts the tour guide pointed out where the Imperial Physician lived, and said that fairly recently the archives of the Imperial Medicine cabinett had been opened for those whom wished to study and books and litterature concerning what was revealed there was starting to be published. And gave excamples that the Imperial Household frequently used Opium and other substances that today is classed illegal in many countries, and that is partly why Sissy could remain skinnny and Franz Josef go up early in the morning. Im not at all shocked about this, as others might be for they view upon this with Todays Eyes (which is completely wrong). In those days there was no real morality towards theese things as far as i know, Absolutionists demanding the Bann of Alcohol existed of course, but i doubt there was any group that saw opium and such as something bad, so this is not a matter of right or wrong or branding persons with todays eyes.

I just wanna know if anyone know anything more about this or know of any article/essay i can get a hold of on the web to read more.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on August 27, 2008, 02:50:38 PM
In the book "Kaiser Franz Josef ganz privat" is one chapter relating to madicine. Emperor FJ had his pharmacy (chamber pharmacy), which contained except many others medicines also opium's drops. Then we can read, that his imperial physican dr. Kerzl prescribed him morphine against pain in Juni 1899 or that he got morphine-cocaine's drops against earache in March 1901.
But using of such medicaments was common and normal in that time. And nowdays is morhpine still used in medicine, but only for case of very strong pain- especialy for oncology's patients.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Linnie on August 27, 2008, 05:32:41 PM
About 18 months ago, I think, there was an article published by an international newswire about some objects belonging to Elizabeth being found again, including her cocaine syringe. And in a book written by Jean des Cars about Crown Prince Rudolph, there were excerpts from the Imperial Pharmacy showing prescriptions made to Rudolph for morphine. It is a proven fact that Rudolph was addicted to morphine. And let's not forget that at the beginning of the XXth century, cocaine wasn't an illegal drug and could be found in Coca-Cola (unless that is a urban legend).
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Norbert on August 28, 2008, 04:49:16 AM
Even Queen Victoria enjoyed a glass of Coca-cola every morning.....for health reasons. Everyone was hooked on morphine, it was even put into balls of marzipan to quiet babies
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: MikaelXII on August 28, 2008, 05:07:45 AM
Is it true about Coca-Cola that the taste sort of was actually Cough-medicine originally but people liked it ?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Alexander_IV on October 05, 2008, 06:50:17 PM
In its first form it was a cocawine (wine mixed with cocaine). Because of a prohibition law somewhere in the 1880s, Pemberton replaced the wine by carbonated water. The main two ingredients in the beginning were coca-leaves and the cola nut (which contains lots of caffeine). In the beginning of the 20th century however, coca-cola stopped using fresh coca-leaves and started using spent coca-leaves (coca-leaves after the cocaine has been extracted, but which must still contain molecular traces of cocaine). I'm not sure how they're making it now, since the 'new coke' formula is not known to the public.
The reputation as a medicine came from Pemberton himself, who advertised his new drink by saying it cured all sorts of illnesses (including morphine addiction, hysteria, headaches, impotence, etc). I can't find any reference to it tasting like cough medicine back then though.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: VeronikaN on October 07, 2008, 07:41:44 AM
As far as I remember Rudolph needed more and more morphine because he desperately suffered from a venereal disease. Once he grew accustomed to its use he got hopelessly addicted.
He also infected his wife with this disease, that's why she was not able to bear more children and Archduchess Elizabeth remained their only one.  Stephanie (then Fürstin Lonyay) complained about it in the book "Im Schatten der Hofburg" by Juliana von Stockhausen (1952) that the court blaimed her for not being able to produce a male heir, although everone knew about the kind of disease under which Rudolph suffered.


About 18 months ago, I think, there was an article published by an international newswire about some objects belonging to Elizabeth being found again, including her cocaine syringe. And in a book written by Jean des Cars about Crown Prince Rudolph, there were excerpts from the Imperial Pharmacy showing prescriptions made to Rudolph for morphine. It is a proven fact that Rudolph was addicted to morphine. And let's not forget that at the beginning of the XXth century, cocaine wasn't an illegal drug and could be found in Coca-Cola (unless that is a urban legend).
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on October 11, 2008, 04:37:29 AM
I have found written memories by his aid-de-camp Baron Albert von Margutti: "The Emperor Francis Joseph and his times"  on internet.
If is somebody interested in his impressions from imperial court and Emperor himself, can read the book on this webside:
http://www.archive.org/stream/theemperorfranci00margiala
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on October 11, 2008, 03:11:37 PM
Thanks for that information Princess Susan! That book is really a wonderful find. I am very much looking forward to reading it (all I need now is a bit more free time)!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on October 12, 2008, 05:59:28 PM
Has anybody read the book? It is most extraordinary. Please read pages 63 and 68 and let me know what you think! I don't know how someone who was obviously close to the Emperor could make such mistakes (page 63) or at worst engage in what appears to be a total fabrication (page 68). I will be curious to hear the opinions of other forum members!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on October 13, 2008, 03:47:47 AM
I have not read whole book, because of little time in last days. But I can agree with you Greenowl. In the book one can find a lot of discrepancies. Only for example: around 1860 was Franz Joseph's Aid-de-camp not Count Eduard Paar but Count Creneville (at least If I am not mistaken). Paar became Aid-de-camp in 1886, but perhaps he joined the court just before.
You can also find very strange Paar's opinion (?) about Archduchess Sophie and her attemps take Emperor and Empress apart. Except that, Elisabeth had very initiative part in hungarian coronation (Emperor was basically only forced to do it). She was surely not only "overlooked".
And the claim, that Middleton came on visit in summer 1907 is endless absurdity, because he died even before Empress.
When one reads those lines, has very strong doubts, whether is Margutti realy author of them or from which sources he optained those 'facts' or why he fabled such stories.
But I have not finished reading, presumably it will take even few days. But if somebody finds meanwhile similar claims, I will appreciate to hear about them.
Anyway I think, that just more trustworthy are memories of Emperor's body servant E. Ketterl.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on October 13, 2008, 04:57:29 AM
Thanks Princess Susan! Like you, I have not had sufficient time to read the whole book, but those discrepancies that I mentioned on pages 63 (the date of the Empresses' Birthday is incorrect, which is most odd as she had a rather easy to remember date of birth) and page 68 (a description of a meeting with Bay Middleton that is supposed to have taken place after the death of the Empress, although Middleton was killed in a point-to-point race in early 1892...the description of Middleton was also totally incorrect and he was never a General, merely a Captain) along with those that you pointed out would really make one wonder whether Margutti wrote the book at all. If he did, what can have been the reason for such gross inaccuracies? Don't forget to read the chapter on Crown Prince Rudolf! It also contains amazing claims!!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: newfan on December 14, 2008, 01:07:48 PM
hi greenowl
just was wondering how tall was he?...cant find it anywere...5'10?178cm?
thanks
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on December 15, 2008, 04:56:56 PM
Hi Newfan,

that is an interesting question and believe it or not, I don't know the answer!! I have absolutely no idea how tall he was. When I think about it I become confused as (1)  my impression is that Empress Elisabeth was tall and yet in some photos and paintings he appears taller than her, yet in others he appears to be only of average height, although admittedly he probably became a bit stooped in old age. Has any one else any idea of what height he was?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Linnie on December 15, 2008, 05:10:22 PM
As to James's assertion, that Franz Joseph was a known rapist, I have never heard or read about that before. I find it very hard to believe. :o
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on December 15, 2008, 05:16:12 PM
As to James's assertion, that Franz Joseph was a known rapist, I have never heard or read about that before. I find it very hard to believe. :o

Agreed, Linnie. I also find that very difficult to believe.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on December 16, 2008, 01:55:04 AM
As to James's assertion, that Franz Joseph was a known rapist, I have never heard or read about that before. I find it very hard to believe. :o

Agreed, Linnie. I also find that very difficult to believe.

Indeed. I do not think he was this sort of man. All those claims are probably only gossips.

I dont know how tall he was exactly. Empress Elisabeth had 172 cm high. I read he was a bit shorter then she was. Perhaps approx 170cm.
But on this photo, which I have just posted before he appears to be of same high or a bit taller:

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/paar06.jpg)

I dont know more photos, where they are together. Maybe if somebody posts another photo ot them, we can compare it.


Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on December 16, 2008, 03:47:45 AM
Thanks Princess Susan!

It is confusing!! There is a photo of the Emperor and Empress together taken for their 25th. wedding anniversary I think, where he appears much taller than her....do you know the photo I mean? But perhaps he was standing on something and the photo was "retouched" to conceal this fact?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on December 16, 2008, 03:51:17 AM

A lot of years of marriage


This is the photo I mean...I found it at the start of this thread!! What do you think?

Oppps...the photo did not appear...I don't know why, but you can find it on the first page of this thread.

Cheers,
GREENOWL
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: newfan on December 17, 2008, 01:24:58 AM
In the photo that princess Susan posted..i think he is wearing shoes with heels...but then empress Elizabeth might be wearing heels also ..not sure from the angle of the photo
...about being a rapist..what is that about???????????i don't believe that ,does anybody can prove that ???
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: aor on December 17, 2008, 07:58:28 AM
I have read in some books that their wedding night was not succesful and only was the marriage consumed the second night, more or less by force (i.e. rape). Don't forget that those times were not as enlightened as they are nowadays. Sex education was not much in the offing and the relationship between man and woman was different. Sex was a 'duty' to be performed by the wife and I am certain the Empress Elisabeth with all her 16 years was still a romantic child and the actual 'act' must have been frightening to her.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on December 25, 2008, 01:51:30 PM

 (http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/LittleFj33.jpg)

 As a child...

 (http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/brothers1844.jpg)

 With brothers in 1844. From right: Karl Ludwig, Franz Josepf, Ferdinand Maximilian

 (http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/leaz/fr2.jpg)

 In 1846
 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on December 25, 2008, 01:56:09 PM
 
 (http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/47-hs.jpg)
 
 In 1848

 (http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/coronationOlomouc.jpg)

 Coronation in Olomouc ( December 1848).




Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on September 08, 2009, 02:15:43 PM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/1843-4.jpg)
Archduke Franz in 1843-44.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/bustofFJ.jpg)
Bust of young Emperor.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/cca1850.jpg)
With his generals, 1850.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/AAdamFj59.jpg)
Painting by Adam Albrecht, cca. 1858-59.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/angerercca60.jpg)
1864

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/Teozache-1.jpg)
Drawing by T.Zache.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/kshfj.jpg)
With Katharina Schratt in Bad Ischl.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 08, 2009, 03:48:36 PM
(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk70/Stella_sabata/FranzJoseph1880-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 08, 2009, 04:29:12 PM
I have read in some books that their wedding night was not succesful and only was the marriage consumed the second night, more or less by force (i.e. rape). Don't forget that those times were not as enlightened as they are nowadays. Sex education was not much in the offing and the relationship between man and woman was different. Sex was a 'duty' to be performed by the wife and I am certain the Empress Elisabeth with all her 16 years was still a romantic child and the actual 'act' must have been frightening to her.

Yes, Is well known that Sissi considered that Franz Joseph rapped her in their wedding night, this
experience was really disgusting for her, the last of her life she was frigid and allowed FJ to have
several lovers for having sex with them instead of her.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 08, 2009, 04:35:41 PM
The painting of the coronation of Franz Joseph is very nice he looks very handsome as
a young man, I haven't seen it never before.
I'm not sure if someone has posted it but one day I saw one draw of the Archduchess Sophie
with little Franz Joseph and Maximilian, Maximilian was still a baby in the arms of her mother, and FJ
is standing next to them.
Are you sure that FJ was shorter than Sissi? I don't think that he was shorter than 1.72 meters,
can you post the image again because sadly it has been deleted.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on September 10, 2009, 03:17:47 PM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/1833.jpg)
Probably you mean this picture, don't you Kaiserin Alzbeta Sissi?

I think FJ was rather same tall like Elisabeth around 1,72 cm, when we consider their photo from Bad Kissingen in 1898.
Unfortunately there are not a lot of photos available for comparison, where they are together.

If somebody has some, they will be very welcomed!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 10, 2009, 07:14:31 PM
Yes, that's the correct photo!!!! Thank you very much, I've been looking for it for nearly two
years! ;-)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 10, 2009, 07:30:12 PM
I saw one photo? or I don't know if it isn't a photo... Franz Joseph looks much taller than
Sissi, they're standing together, the photo must be of after 1870's because Sissi is wearing
a beautiful and elegant bustle dress. Perhaps you've seen it before. For that reason I couldn't
believe that he wasn't taller than Sissi
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on September 13, 2009, 03:30:35 AM
You have seen perhaps only picture. Painters used to make him much taller then Sisi, bud he had surely only averaged high.
Although I don't think, he was shorter then she, if I judge according the photo.
You can compare them:

on photo...
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/paar06.jpg)

....and on picture.
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/fjel65.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on September 13, 2009, 04:17:11 AM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/soph32.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/f1838.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/PORT1850.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/1854.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/fg58.jpg)



Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 13, 2009, 11:06:59 AM
Yes, I agree completely with you that FJ was a little bit idealized in the paintings, he is always much taller
than Sissi, from the painting of their engagement to the last painting of both, really I believed very much to the paintings and I never
doubt that FJ was taller than Sissi, he looks so nice as a boy!!!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 14, 2009, 06:59:48 PM
I don't know if this has been posted before, a portrait of the Emperor
(http://www.geocities.com/viennaonline/ai/pics/franz3-00.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 14, 2009, 07:14:14 PM
I was talking abot this image a few replies before, I'm not sure if it is a photo or no, I think no,
here FJ looks much taller than Sissi

http://images.google.com.mx/imgres?imgurl=http://www.operagloves.com/Royals/Sissi/sissi-SisiFranz23%255B1%255D.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.operagloves.com/Royals/Sissi/sissi2.html&usg=__SwcfDMsPZ4-_ADi2EJTOqeR8i9U=&h=777&w=500&sz=80&hl=es&start=52&tbnid=2CkhFGdcwgRdZM:&tbnh=142&tbnw=91&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dempress%2Belisabeth%2Bsissi%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Des%26sa%3DN%26start%3D36 (http://images.google.com.mx/imgres?imgurl=http://www.operagloves.com/Royals/Sissi/sissi-SisiFranz23%255B1%255D.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.operagloves.com/Royals/Sissi/sissi2.html&usg=__SwcfDMsPZ4-_ADi2EJTOqeR8i9U=&h=777&w=500&sz=80&hl=es&start=52&tbnid=2CkhFGdcwgRdZM:&tbnh=142&tbnw=91&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dempress%2Belisabeth%2Bsissi%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Des%26sa%3DN%26start%3D36)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: jalm on September 24, 2009, 07:01:13 AM
I have uploaded an album with photographs of Empress Sisi, family and Court related.
All carte de visite photographs including Franz Joseph, their children, brothers of Emperor Franz Joseph etc. etc.
Excuse me for the somewhat light scans - the originals are better.
Please follow the link to start with the intro and run through the album.
An index will follow....

http://www.the-eastern-window.com/galleries/kaiserhaus/kaiserhaus_intro.html

Jan
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 18, 2010, 02:13:14 PM
Trying to assasinate the Emperor, from 1853

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:J.Reiner_-_Attentat_auf_Kaiser_Franz_Joseph.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:J.Reiner_-_Attentat_auf_Kaiser_Franz_Joseph.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 20, 2010, 02:51:09 PM
I love this one of Franz J. *0*

(http://i50.tinypic.com/4hvyx.jpg)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 21, 2010, 11:05:29 AM
I liked his hats!!! ;-D
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 21, 2010, 12:03:42 PM
its not a hat its a helmet

a caricature about him

(http://i48.tinypic.com/67ukbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 21, 2010, 12:05:41 PM
Yes, sorry!!! :-S thanks for the correction
Strange cartoon
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Maximilano on January 21, 2010, 01:32:34 PM
Can anybody confirm if this picture belongs to Kaiser Franz Joseph. It will be auctioned January 21, 2010
http://www.lmorton.com/sp/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=540++++++102+&refno=++204919&saletype=
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 21, 2010, 02:24:43 PM
Your link doesnt work. Are you talking about this image¨?

(http://i46.tinypic.com/v485yh.jpg)


In that case, yes, this is a young Kaiser Franz Joseph

BTW, they re selling an image of king carol I of romania as a image of Tsar Nicholas xDDD
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on January 22, 2010, 04:16:29 AM
Nice portrait of him. It reminds me one painting by Albrecht Adam.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on January 22, 2010, 04:25:18 AM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/1900.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/fj61.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/antoneinsle.gif)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on January 22, 2010, 06:46:34 AM
Attention:  "Katenka Fyodrovna " and your Reply # 72 ( "its not a hat its a helmet" ) on this topic (01/21/2010) in reference to iReply #70 .  Please refer to the 3rd illustration of  Reply  #77, EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH by "Princess Susan," dated 01/22/10, and you will see an earlier painting of the standing Emperor with the very same-styled HAT, not a "helmet."   The hat we are speaking of is a large two broad-pointed "fore and aft" military hat per se, heavily braided and plumed.  No chin strap is evident, if it were a helmet (but I am also aware that some "soft" military hats/caps had chin straps as well).  In THIS case, it's an ornate dress hat.  Regards,  AP
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on January 22, 2010, 07:06:24 AM
The headdress in Reply 70 looks to me like a 'cocked hat' - i.e. a two-pointed hat worn fore and aft. There are plumed versions (nowadays worn by the few British colonial governors we still have), and unplumed versions (which used to be worn with Royal Navy full dress).

In the recent set of pictures, what is the ceremony in the topmost picture?

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: CountessKate on January 22, 2010, 07:53:24 AM
Quote
In the recent set of pictures, what is the ceremony in the topmost picture?

It looks like he is washing the feet of beggars - the Easter 'Maundy' rite where the sovereign mirrored the action of Jesus who washed his disciples' feet.  It certainly continued in Spain up to the 20th century I believe and the British remnamt of this lies in the 'Maundy money' where the Queen distributes special coins to deserving older people - not beggars but people who have been of service to the community etc.  I note the people being washed certainly look old, so perhaps the 'senior citizen' was replacing the beggar by this stage in Austria as well.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 22, 2010, 08:44:15 AM
Attention:  "Katenka Fyodrovna " and your Reply # 72 ( "its not a hat its a helmet" ) on this topic (01/21/2010) in reference to iReply #70 .  Please refer to the 3rd illustration of  Reply  #77, EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH by "Princess Susan," dated 01/22/10, and you will see an earlier painting of the standing Emperor with the very same-styled HAT, not a "helmet."   The hat we are speaking of is a large two broad-pointed "fore and aft" military hat per se, heavily braided and plumed.  No chin strap is evident, if it were a helmet (but I am also aware that some "soft" military hats/caps had chin straps as well).  In THIS case, it's an ornate dress hat.  Regards,  AP

Looking the picturer clearse it seems you re right. About the confusion, there are helmets like that called "picklelhauben" and its easy to confuse

Ex

(http://www.pickelhauben.net/articles/images/South_Americ/Photo%203%20PorlarazyRepch.jpg)


Here another who looks like the one of Franz Joseph

(http://www.pickelhauben.net/articles/images/South_Americ/Photo%2017%20%20Director.jpg)

From

http://www.pickelhauben.net/articles/South%20America.html

For some who wants to learn about that kind of helmets

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickelhaube

BTW just and advice, it would be great if you use the "Quote" option to make clear your observations ;-)


Other thing, Princess Susan, the second you posted of FJ was colorized (awfully) for me. Thanks for remember ^^

Franz J.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2eokzgj.jpg)



Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 25, 2010, 12:17:31 PM
Wonderful images!!! I haven't seen many before!!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 18, 2010, 03:46:42 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/aytw0l.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 19, 2010, 03:24:09 PM
Two portraits of the Emperor...
As a young Emperor

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/KaiserFranz.jpg)

A bit older

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/FJAustria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 19, 2010, 03:30:28 PM
Some pics more...
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/YoungKaiser.jpg)
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/FerencJoseph.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 19, 2010, 03:52:06 PM
And two more...
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/DieKaiser.jpg)
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/FranzJoseph-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 19, 2010, 04:06:10 PM
Re: Reply # 76:   Please note that the second portrait of the Emperor is reversed.  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 19, 2010, 04:12:22 PM
Sorry, I had a lot of problems at uploading it at photobucket and it looks a bit strange
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 19, 2010, 04:20:31 PM
I love this one

(http://i43.tinypic.com/6td3d4.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 19, 2010, 05:00:01 PM
#79:  Perhaps not too o/t:  In my undergraduate years, I had a elderly professor of the German language, who, as a child had been somewhat of a prodigy (attending university classes at a rather young age, etc.), and seemingly had a VERY well-connected circle of family and friends in his European years.  He remembers being in a cathedral in Austria (Vienna) when he was quite young, and seeing the Emperor enter as a very old man, during some service or celebration.  He was quite feeble, being assisted by two aides in his walking.  It's remarkable how close in time, some of these semi-legendary historical figures are to us! (Always providing these stories are TRUE!)   AP.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 19, 2010, 05:19:20 PM
seeing pictures of Franz Josef i always thought he was close to his people, jusy like Gustav Adolf VI was with the swedish people . Nice to hear that what i thought it was true ^^
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on March 21, 2010, 07:50:03 AM
I think, lot of picture of Franz Joseph haven't even been posted here. I like for example these:

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/emperor.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/gbenzsur.jpg)
Picture by Gyula Benczur.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/Emperorchild.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/fj46.jpg)
In 1846, as a 16-years old boy
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on March 21, 2010, 07:51:51 AM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/studyischl.jpg)

His study in Bad Ischl.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 21, 2010, 09:43:17 AM
in Hussar uniform

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk70/Stella_sabata/Untitled13.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 27, 2010, 01:39:42 PM
Franz J in civilian clothes

(http://i42.tinypic.com/14nkcif.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on April 29, 2010, 03:39:48 PM
Being informed that Empress Sissi was dead
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Sissi1898.jpg)
With Marie Valerie, she crying and in mourning for the death of her mother, I wonder who is the other woman
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/MarieValerie2.jpg)
So sad :-(
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on April 30, 2010, 03:23:41 AM
Maybe a lady-in-waiting.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 30, 2010, 06:47:49 AM
This is by far one of my favorites of him.

Young and handsome

(http://i39.tinypic.com/24676ug.jpg)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on April 30, 2010, 12:56:17 PM
It was posted before, but only a deatail...
Young Franz Joseph (http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1443/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1443-117.jpg)
Other from 1855
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/Kaiser-Franz-Joseph.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 01, 2010, 09:39:08 AM
circa 1900

(http://i42.tinypic.com/1t1ox0.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on May 18, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
The emperor
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/VictorianLadies/FJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 19, 2010, 09:47:41 AM
Franz Joseph among other archdukes i cant identify

(http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on May 19, 2010, 07:56:47 PM
Franz Joseph with other royals
Click here (http://wa1.www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/historia/jpg/CDG11912.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on May 20, 2010, 01:42:51 AM
Franz Joseph among other archdukes i cant identify

http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg (http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg)

I don't think among them is Franz Joseph. Where did you find it?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Svetabel on May 20, 2010, 06:21:52 AM
Franz Joseph with other royals
Click here (http://wa1.www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/historia/jpg/CDG11912.jpg)

Two of those "Royals" are Otto von Bismarck and Prince Alexander Gorchakov, the image was definitely composited after Russian-Turkish War, in 1878 year.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Svetabel on May 20, 2010, 06:22:36 AM
Franz Joseph among other archdukes i cant identify

http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg (http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg)

I don't think among them is Franz Joseph. Where did you find it?

I agree. I've seen the picture labeled as "Archdukes".
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: MarieCharlotte on May 20, 2010, 07:40:55 AM
Franz Joseph among other archdukes i cant identify

(http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg)

In this CDV you can see the five sons of Archduke Rainer (the older) and Elisabeth of Savoy-Carignano:

Leopold, Ernst, Sigismund, Rainer (the younger) and Heinrich.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 20, 2010, 10:48:55 AM
Thank you.! it was sold in 2005 on ebay asFranz Joseph amon other archdukes, and since the picture it isnt so clear, i found the one on the left liek Franz josef

Old Franz Josef in austrian costume.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/23vf2j5.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on May 20, 2010, 03:38:11 PM
Franz Joseph with other royals
Click here (http://wa1.www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/historia/jpg/CDG11912.jpg)

Two of those "Royals" are Otto von Bismarck and Prince Alexander Gorchakov, the image was definitely composited after Russian-Turkish War, in 1878 year.
In the place I found it, it was labeled as FJ and the Emperor of Germany and other that I don't remember, now I see it was wrong :-S
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on May 21, 2010, 03:46:56 AM
Franz Joseph with other royals
Click here (http://wa1.www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/historia/jpg/CDG11912.jpg)

Two of those "Royals" are Otto von Bismarck and Prince Alexander Gorchakov, the image was definitely composited after Russian-Turkish War, in 1878 year.

Actually three of those "Royals" are not Monarchs: Otto von Bismarck, Alexander Gorchakov and Gyula Andrassy behind FJ.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on May 21, 2010, 04:15:27 AM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/1833-99.jpg)

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/fj1898.jpg)
FJ in late 1890-s.

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/albrechtadam60.jpg)
I know, this portrait has been just posted before, but this is larger and clearer version.
My favorite portrait of young Emperor by Albrecht Adam,1860.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 21, 2010, 11:17:55 AM
in the last one you cans ee the strong resemblance M. Valerie had with her father.

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk70/Stella_sabata/FranzJoseph1880-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: José on May 21, 2010, 02:15:07 PM
Franz Joseph among other archdukes i cant identify

http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg (http://i41.tinypic.com/25h87.jpg)

In this CDV you can see the five sons of Archduke Rainer (the older) and Elisabeth of Savoy-Carignano:

Leopold, Ernst, Sigismund, Rainer (the younger) and Heinrich.


Leopold is the 2nd from left.
The others are too much simillar and the photo is not of the best quality.

But thanks for having posted it.
I've never seen it before.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on May 31, 2010, 02:32:38 PM
Two Emperors (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsfujita/4426964916/)
Whos' she?
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/VictorianGowns/FJ.jpg)
Hope not repeated
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/VictorianGowns/FJ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 01, 2010, 08:08:30 AM
No idea., Maybe just no important.

From the ANNO

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2hwmno0.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 01, 2010, 01:36:38 PM
I like those photos of Franz Joseph through the time ;-)
Young Franz
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/YoungFranz.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 01, 2010, 01:38:56 PM
those are the best. He was a handsome fellow

a hi-res version of his hunting photoshoot with little Rudolph-From the ANNO

(http://i50.tinypic.com/33zd7hd.jpg)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 01, 2010, 01:53:05 PM
Little Rudolph looked so lovely!! ;-)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 02, 2010, 02:01:58 PM
Franz Joseph with other people at the disclosure of an statue of her (time after her death)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Queens/Sisi.jpg)
From gettyimages
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 03, 2010, 07:38:30 AM
From the Anno

(http://i47.tinypic.com/34xnax2.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 03, 2010, 01:18:56 PM
Some special celebration?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 03, 2010, 02:06:30 PM
i have nmo idea but there are also Marie Valerie, Archduke Otto Franz, Franz Ferdinand, among others
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 03, 2010, 02:15:36 PM
Old Franz
Click (http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/OldFJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on June 04, 2010, 10:22:21 AM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/f78.jpg)
Emperor Franz Joseph in hunting costume, 1878

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/emperor1835.jpg)
Photo by Angerer, cca 1865

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/franz48.jpg)
Franzi, 1848

(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/littleF32_ch_scolik.jpg)
Little Franzi, drawing by Charles Scolik sn., 1832
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 04, 2010, 10:24:55 AM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2jg2lfn.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on June 04, 2010, 10:37:47 AM
Nice larger photo of my first one :-).
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 04, 2010, 10:46:48 AM
its not the same picture, just the same photoshoot.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 04, 2010, 01:26:13 PM
Wonderful pics, mainly the one of little Franz Joseph ;-)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 11, 2010, 01:50:34 PM
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalLadies/FranzJoseph.jpg)
Young Franz
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 24, 2010, 02:58:49 PM
Opening a session in the Austrian Parlament in 1861
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/VictorianLadies/FJAustria.gif)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 24, 2010, 03:01:46 PM
the one on the left is Gyula Andrassy?

A cute and sweet image of Franz Joseph and his Elisabeth

(http://i48.tinypic.com/51op5.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 24, 2010, 03:08:50 PM
I think he is, for the face and also for the hungarian uniform.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 01, 2010, 05:22:05 PM
Young Franz Joseph
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalFamilies/FranzAustria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 02, 2010, 07:29:39 AM
FJ. Early 1860s.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/23wqxjn.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 05, 2010, 02:01:04 PM
FJ on horseback
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/FJAustria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 05, 2010, 02:04:19 PM
ahh excellent montage!!!

1880s

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/kedvesem/fj4.jpg)


Another

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6697/31381243.png)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 05, 2010, 02:26:51 PM
Hussar uniform
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/HussarUniform.jpg)

And being crowned king of Hungary
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/KingFranz.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 05, 2010, 03:35:25 PM
Another
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/Portret.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 05, 2010, 03:37:56 PM
that last one is awful! he looks like a monkey 0_o, tho the uniform is fine


the kaiser 1876


(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7292/sr7320.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 05, 2010, 03:49:15 PM
I agree, not his best portrait... now the one who looked like a monkey was him! ;-)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 05, 2010, 03:51:45 PM
Yes but luckily for him it was just a portrait, not like Elisabeth who "looked like monkey" in a photography...
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 06, 2010, 01:30:42 PM
That was worse for her, happily for her, when she grew up her face changed a bit
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 08, 2010, 03:00:41 PM
The birth of one of his children (Rudolph...?)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalFamilies/Austria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 15, 2010, 03:03:17 PM
Franz with a hussar uniform
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Queens/HussarUniform.jpg)
Older
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Queens/Austria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 18, 2010, 08:48:28 AM
With KArl, Zita , little otto and Baby Adelheid

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/8307/granhdpp.jpg) (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/granhdpp.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 18, 2010, 01:38:37 PM
Very old Franz Joseph... I wonder how old he was?
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalLadies/FJAustria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on July 19, 2010, 03:35:57 AM
He's getting bent over, which only happened in his final years. There is a picture of Franz Josef in the Hofburg courtyard in summer 1915, where he is noticeably bent. He's not as bent here, so I'd say 1914-15, when he was 84-85.

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 21, 2010, 07:25:00 PM
Thanks for the info Ann.
FJ now as a young man
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/KFJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 21, 2010, 08:03:57 PM
Older...
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/francoisjoseph.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 22, 2010, 07:19:27 AM
he looks kinda unconfortable over here...


(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8761/fjun.jpg) (http://img826.imageshack.us/i/fjun.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 23, 2010, 06:52:34 PM
Statue of the Emperor
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Queens/pt71566.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 02, 2010, 03:22:57 PM
Franz Joseph on a theater
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Queens/Kaiserpaar.jpg)
Courtesy: Sissi-Ludwig
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 03, 2010, 03:19:48 PM
Franz Joseph
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Queens/33.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Rani on August 18, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
FJs 180th birthday! Party!

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9656/jul0085.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 18, 2010, 02:05:15 PM
That's true... Happy 180th Birthday Dear Franz Joseph!!! XD
Two stained glasses
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/StainedGlass.jpg)
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/Madonna.jpg)
Young Franz
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/Frerenc.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 18, 2010, 02:07:42 PM
Franz
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/Litograph.jpg)
Receiving some noble hungarians
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/NoblezaHungara.jpg)
And some german important men (the Kaiser included)
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/franciscojose.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 18, 2010, 02:12:08 PM
Happy Birthday , Dear "Franzl"!

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1083/cdvempero12797482043327.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/cdvempero12797482043327.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 18, 2010, 02:35:41 PM
Franz...
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/AustriaHungria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: RealAnastasia on August 18, 2010, 11:03:45 PM
Happy belated birthday, Kaiser Franz Joseph!

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 20, 2010, 02:45:21 PM
Young Franz Joseph wearing gloves
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Royalty/franz_josef.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 23, 2010, 02:50:18 PM
Things and clothes of the emperor
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Palace/A2.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 31, 2010, 01:51:50 PM
FRanz Joseph Recievceing some German princes

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7789/withgermanprinces.jpg) (http://img256.imageshack.us/i/withgermanprinces.jpg/)

 

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 02, 2010, 05:23:41 AM
(http://www.genealogia.okiem.pl/foto2/albums/userpics/10334/normal_Kopia_Cesarz_Franciszek_J%F3zef_I.jpg)

(http://www.cieszyn.pl/files/naj_cesarz.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 02, 2010, 07:21:47 AM
 Ypung Franz Joseph. It looks like a modern portrait of him

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5295/y1pjtru5g3zi0wlpu0gtyhk.jpg) (http://img188.imageshack.us/i/y1pjtru5g3zi0wlpu0gtyhk.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 02, 2010, 07:26:49 AM
Portrait of Franz Joseph by Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz, ca. 1885.
(http://www.pinakoteka.zascianek.pl/Ajdukiewicz/Images/Franciszek_Jozef.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 02, 2010, 07:42:52 AM
Beautiful! pity thatb the colors looks so wishy washy

Another of FJ riding a horse. The colors also looks wishy washy

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/4082/bbensa2franzjosephfull.jpg) (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/bbensa2franzjosephfull.jpg/)
 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 02, 2010, 12:24:20 PM
I think in both cases colours are absolutely ok.:-)

One more of Franz Joseph
(http://www.przemysl24.pl/img/twierdza/franciszek-jozef.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 02, 2010, 01:35:37 PM
i like bright paintings, so i dislike wishy washy stuff (main reason to stop colorizing like a crazy xD)

The Kaiser at work

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9360/39a00527139603176.jpg) (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/39a00527139603176.jpg/)

 

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 02, 2010, 01:56:42 PM
FJ on the postcard (and stamp;-))
(http://www.zgpzf.pl/img/nasze_hobby/maksimafilia_franciszek_jozefII.jpg)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 03, 2010, 03:21:02 AM
FJ on the ball
(http://www.nowiny24.pl/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NW&Date=20090109&Category=IMPREZY01&ArtNo=70743113&Ref=AR&border=0&MaxW=280)

****
And here is one more portrait of FJ, this time by Kazimierz Pochwalski, 1909
http://www.pochwalski.edu.pl/photogallery.php?photo_id=38
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 03, 2010, 07:15:46 AM
Franz Josef with M Valerie watching his grandkids play

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8238/15536046.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 03, 2010, 01:27:34 PM
Wonderful pics!! :-0
From le petite journal
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/1908.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 06, 2010, 02:38:58 PM
With the Kaiser Wilhelm II
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/Kaisers.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 07, 2010, 05:16:37 AM
(http://reisserbilder.at/bildergross/Koppay_Kaiser_FranzJoseph_Emperor_Portrait_Wo06852_g.jpg)

(http://www.billerantik.de/gallery2/main.php/d/24969-1/106_FranzJosef_Uniform.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 08, 2010, 01:59:18 PM
Young Franz
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/YoungFranz.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Olgasha on September 10, 2010, 01:58:52 AM
I like this one
(http://macabre.blox.pl/resource/Franz_Josef_Empror_of_Austria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on September 10, 2010, 03:27:02 AM
I've seen one similar if not identical, which was very popular with patriotic Austrians in WW1.

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 13, 2010, 01:18:17 PM
I've seen that photo several times, and until now I wondered why is he doing... is he praying? More info would be welcome
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Pezzazz on September 14, 2010, 10:50:50 AM
Here's some explanation found in:  The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe, Volume I: William II, Germany; Francis Joseph, Austria-Hungary by
Mme. La Marquise de Fontenoy

Quote
Vienna is the only capital in the world where one can see a
full-fledged monarch kneeling bareheaded in the streets, and offering
up prayers in the most fervent manner, the spectacle exciting not
ridicule, but sentiments of profound reverence and sympathy on the
part of the people--Christians, Jews, and Mohammedans from Herzegovina
and Bosnia--who throng the thoroughfares of the beautiful city on
the Danube. The sight is witnessed each year, on the occasion of the
_Corpus Christi_ procession. This glorious procession starts out from
the Cathedral of St. Stephen at an early hour in the morning, and the
entire route through the various streets which it traverses Is kid
with boards, over which grass is strewn. At various points along the
way there are altars, or so-called _reposoirs_, where the Sacred Host
is placed for a few moments, the emperor and the great personages with
him kneeling piously on the ground and offering up prayers.

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 16, 2010, 05:29:58 PM
So, it was quite common in the Empire, now it can be some praying of the Emperor but not neccesary for a real special situation...
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Pezzazz on September 17, 2010, 10:40:26 AM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2pzbalh.jpg)

Franz Joseph usually reminds me of his older daughter Gisele.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 18, 2010, 04:22:16 PM
His two daughters remind a lot Franz Joseph as young.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 18, 2010, 09:03:00 PM
What an unflattering image of young Franz!! It doesnt look like him at all! 0_o

I think that Old FJ looked as Gisela and younf FJ like Marie Valerie

Here a beautiful portrait of the emperor as a young man in hussar uniform

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/982/bmodellportraitofafranz.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 19, 2010, 11:02:44 AM
I found a postcard  with the image of FJ praying and above something written in german. Thanks in advanced if someone can translate it!

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4536/153677.jpg) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/153677.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 30, 2010, 02:21:23 PM
According to google translator it said something like:
"Father in heaven, ruler of the sun.
tools for me, the seam in humility you!
I have not started the fights.
I scattered no seed the bloody!
But surrounded by enemies and jealous.
I called my people to iron defense,
read your mind hover s scorch our weapons
sel of us winning and you se! the ore."


But preffer to see a better one...
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Pezzazz on October 02, 2010, 01:51:58 PM
Don't think I've seen this one before -- if a multiple, let me know and I'll delete.  
From the book by Franz Judtmann

(http://oi53.tinypic.com/ohsnm0.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 02, 2010, 01:58:51 PM
Nope, its not in this topic. Thank you!!1

Here an illustration about an attempt of murder against the Kaiser

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3135/imagelarge33.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/imagelarge33.jpg/)

 
 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Pezzazz on October 02, 2010, 11:10:05 PM
That wannabe assassin was a tailor.  Ironic wasn't it.  Or was it?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 04, 2010, 01:28:30 PM
The young Emperor of Austria
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Royalty/franzjos.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 09, 2010, 05:28:11 PM
Franz Joseph with Marie Valerie s kids in Christmas

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6400/imagelarge40.jpg) (http://img510.imageshack.us/i/imagelarge40.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 21, 2010, 01:00:37 PM
CDV of Franz Joseph
(courtesy: luminous lint)
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Queens/cdvluminouslint.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 21, 2010, 01:13:16 PM
The Kaiser visiting a nursery

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/796/imagelarge39.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/i/imagelarge39.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 22, 2010, 12:29:46 PM
Emperor Franz Joseph (like this)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalFamilies/FranzJosef.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 23, 2010, 06:55:18 AM
With his beloved Sissi
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Queens/sisifranzjoseph.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 25, 2010, 12:29:56 PM
The Emperor of Austria

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/VictorianLadies/franzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 26, 2010, 12:29:10 PM
A very very young Emperor Franz Joseph with the Russian Tsar Nicholas I (from 1849 or 1850)
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/VictorianLadies/youngfranzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on November 23, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
Young Franz
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/fjost.jpg)
Lovely!! XD
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: srower on December 01, 2010, 10:17:49 PM
By any chance, has anyone every seen any information or photos about Franz Josef's private Lipizzaner horses? I've been told that my grandfather was Franz's personal caretaker for his horses but I have been unable to find anything but broad mention of the horses. The time frame was somewhere around the late 1890's through early 1900's. Would love to hear any comments or insights.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: violetta on December 11, 2010, 12:25:32 PM
(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/389px-Kartica_Franc_Jozef.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 03, 2011, 02:46:23 PM
The Emperor
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/emperoraustria.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 03, 2011, 03:02:37 PM
a hi res version of FJ in a Ball

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7121/1900sfashiongrandballin.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/1900sfashiongrandballin.jpg/)

 Hi res

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7121/1900sfashiongrandballin.jpg
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 04, 2011, 01:01:46 PM
The Emperor on a hussar uniform at Hungary with some important hungarian memebers of the nobility, June 1867
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalLadies/antiquariumhungaricum.jpg)

Courtesy: (http://antiquarium hungaricum)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 28, 2011, 01:33:58 PM
Young Emperor Franz Joseph with a Hussar uniform.
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/FJhussar.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 12, 2011, 07:26:51 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/f-j1.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/fj.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 14, 2011, 04:22:10 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/70012.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 14, 2011, 12:32:01 PM
King of Hungary
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/reyhungaro.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 17, 2011, 01:58:53 PM
The old Emperor with the German Emperor Wilhelm II
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Queens/franzWhilhelm.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on February 18, 2011, 04:32:39 AM
That looks like a WW1 propaganda picture, since the Crown Prince is in field grey and Archduke Karl in service dress. The boy on the left is presumably the Crown Prince's eldest son Wilhelm and the 'girl' with Karl is Archduke Otto.

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 18, 2011, 07:05:01 AM
At Sissi’ coffin:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_fj2.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=fj2.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 18, 2011, 11:58:10 AM
That looks like a WW1 propaganda picture, since the Crown Prince is in field grey and Archduke Karl in service dress. The boy on the left is presumably the Crown Prince's eldest son Wilhelm and the 'girl' with Karl is Archduke Otto.

Ann

Yes, it is. There are a lot of propaganda pictures showing both Emperors together at representing their alliance during the WWI.
Thank you for the one you posted voyageroffreedom, don't remember to see this in color before!  :)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 20, 2011, 03:07:15 AM
You’re welcome =) Franz Joseph and Sissi:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_y310072.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=y310072.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 23, 2011, 11:54:40 AM
The Emperor being crowned King of Hungary
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/kingofHungary.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 24, 2011, 04:46:28 AM
Old Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj3.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj3.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 25, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
The Emperor (the lady behind he must be Sissi)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/untitled.jpg)
King of Hungary (with Sissi Queen of Hungary)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/reyeshungaros11.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 26, 2011, 03:47:47 AM
Old Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_fj3-1.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=fj3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 28, 2011, 05:03:50 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/franz.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 28, 2011, 01:04:41 PM
The Emperor in Horseback (http://www.franzferdinand.cz/images/osobnosti/F.J.1860b.jpg)
Young FJ
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/YoungFJ.jpg)
Old FJ
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/olfJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 02, 2011, 03:13:38 AM
Franz Joseph 1902:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_fj1902.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=fj1902.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 02, 2011, 02:39:20 PM
Old with a hussar uniform
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/olfFJ.jpg)
Much younger
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/N-Ferenc20Jozsef.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 03, 2011, 04:43:15 AM
Old Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_fj4.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=fj4.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 04, 2011, 05:56:42 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/fj5.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on March 05, 2011, 05:21:11 PM
The Emperor on his death bed, sad and a bit morbid picture :(- I mean.

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 06, 2011, 03:43:16 AM
The army congratulates Franz Joseph for his 85th birthday:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj6.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj6.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 09, 2011, 07:06:12 AM
Franz Joseph on his deathbed:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_FJ7.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=FJ7.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 11, 2011, 03:29:42 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/FJ8.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 14, 2011, 05:02:39 AM
Old Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_FJ2-1.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=FJ2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 16, 2011, 04:52:37 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/FJ9.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/Fj10.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 20, 2011, 04:25:51 AM
Click to enlarge:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj11.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj11.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 22, 2011, 05:09:37 AM
Click to enlarge:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_binz_0154.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=binz_0154.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 22, 2011, 07:19:44 AM
(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/7518/ccq691.jpg) (http://img864.imageshack.us/i/ccq691.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 25, 2011, 06:58:24 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/187.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 28, 2011, 04:37:36 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/fj12.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 28, 2011, 07:32:50 AM
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4930/kaiserfranzjosefimgebet.jpg) (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/kaiserfranzjosefimgebet.jpg/)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on March 29, 2011, 02:43:14 PM
Young Franz Joseph
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/fj12345.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 31, 2011, 06:14:51 AM
Franz Joseph and Elizabeth 1895:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_FJSissi1895.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=FJSissi1895.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 31, 2011, 07:57:49 AM
Franz Joseph with Wilhelm Ii and the king George of Saxony

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1469/lugliygf.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/lugliygf.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 05, 2011, 04:58:05 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/Fj13.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 05, 2011, 07:02:32 AM
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4086/010191.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/010191.jpg/)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: RealAnastasia on April 06, 2011, 12:09:05 AM
Beatiful image. I've never seen it before you posted it. I specially likes Franz Jospeh eyes, They looks very sweet in this drawing.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 07, 2011, 05:16:11 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/Fj14.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 07, 2011, 07:12:29 AM
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8690/j80802.jpg) (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/j80802.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 10, 2011, 04:58:57 AM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/fj15.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Zukunftsseele on April 10, 2011, 05:28:06 AM
This one is new to me. Do you have any info about it?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 11, 2011, 03:36:38 AM
Unfortunately I don’t have any information about it.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on April 11, 2011, 06:46:40 AM
Is the young man on the right of Franz Ferdinand his brother 'Handsome Otto'?

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 11, 2011, 07:03:38 AM
Yes, is Archduke Otto Franz. There s a  similar painting with the IF

A close up of the group picture dated in 1859 (1860)

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4712/2653578020d11286d6ebo.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/2653578020d11286d6ebo.jpg/)

 

He was a handsome gent
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Zukunftsseele on April 11, 2011, 07:14:04 AM
Yes, he was. But I think he would've looked even better without the beard.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on April 11, 2011, 07:43:27 AM
I am not at all keen on side whiskers, so I think Franz Josef was at his best as a young man with a moustache.

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 16, 2011, 12:20:09 PM
Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj17.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj17.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj18.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj18.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj19.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj19.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 16, 2011, 12:21:09 PM
Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj20.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj20.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj21.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj21.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_Fj23.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=Fj23.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_fj24.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=fj24.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on April 22, 2011, 04:40:45 AM
With Wilhelm II:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_withwilhelmII.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=withwilhelmII.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_withwilhelm2.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=withwilhelm2.jpg)
Old Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_old-fj.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=old-fj.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 22, 2011, 08:10:02 AM
That last one is Franz Josef´s father, Archduke Franz Karl.

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 27, 2011, 06:51:02 AM
FJ by Herrman Graf. 1873

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7070/hermanngraf1873.jpg) (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/hermanngraf1873.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: erzsi on April 27, 2011, 07:58:28 AM
FJ by Herrman Graf. 1873

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7070/hermanngraf1873.jpg) (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/hermanngraf1873.jpg/)

 

FJ looks really old in this picture. Not like a man who is 43 years old.
Sure this pic is from 1873?
Thedate on the  signature looks like 04.09.15 so it could b draw in 1915?

But I´m not sure about the date :S
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 27, 2011, 08:00:47 AM
You re right! i mixed up the dates ;-D
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on April 28, 2011, 01:06:19 PM
Love the family portrait of reply #234 (Erszi looks cute!!)
FJ ridding with Sissi
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/Ridding.jpg)
Two Emperors, FJ and NIII (sorry for the size  :( )
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/kaisers.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: voyageroffreedom on May 01, 2011, 06:42:57 AM
Franz Joseph:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/th_fj26.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/Franz%20Joseph/?action=view&current=fj26.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 09, 2011, 09:16:41 AM
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3396/foto0088px.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/foto0088px.jpg/)

does anyone knows something about the uniform he s wearing? Thanks in advanced!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on July 18, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
(http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/lea81z/winterhalterfj59.jpg)
I would like to know the author of the portrait of young Emperor. Somewhere I read, that the author is Winterhalter, but I have doubts. Can anybody help with identification?
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Zukunftsseele on July 19, 2011, 04:33:08 AM
Yes, it's a Winterhalter. I found it here up for auction: http://www.hampel-auctions.com/de/archive-artists/w/1249.html
The text says that his brother used to make repliques of the original paintings.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Rani on August 18, 2011, 10:20:24 AM
(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/drinking-smileys/champagne_smiley.gif)

Happy Birthday to His Imperial Highness!

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/jul_0085-1.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/jul_0091-1.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo319/DonaIsabella/B9832751T9832756-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 18, 2011, 10:53:13 AM
Very true indeed!! A very, very, very  happy 181th birthday dear Emperor Franz Joseph!! RIP    ::) ;) :)

Haven't seen the second one, he looks very handsome on it!   ;)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 06, 2012, 12:41:49 PM
The young Emperor
Courtesy: provsechnydusicky-galerie
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Old%20Days/Emperorfranzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 09, 2012, 01:02:45 PM
Very young Emperor Franz Joseph
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/youngemperorofj.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 12, 2012, 12:36:00 PM
FJ with other people, I'm not sure if the lady near him is Empress Sissi or other woman
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/P1020792.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 07, 2012, 01:45:24 PM
Young FJ
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Vintage%20Dreams/franzi.jpg)

Source: europeana
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: heavensent on April 13, 2012, 02:54:07 PM
The Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary completed 60 years on the throne in 1908, and when he died in 1916, he was only two years away from what would have been an unprecedented Platinum Jubilee.

This would have marked an astonishing 70-year reign, something no modern monarch has yet achieved.
At his Diamond Jubilee, there was appropriate praise for the sovereign who had weathered the European revolutions of 1848, who had brought peace and prosperity in the later decades of his reign, and who had presided over the extraordinarily vibrant cultural life of fin de siecle Vienna.

But there was also a widespread feeling that it was only the emperor himself who was holding together his diverse, disputatious and increasingly disaffected realms, and that with his death the Habsburg Empire must break up - which, indeed, it did, in 1918, only two years after Francis Joseph's passing.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on April 13, 2012, 03:00:36 PM
In the case that he would have reached his 70th anniversary as Emperor that woula be at the same time his last anniversary. He would have "celebrated" his Platinum Jubilee with the dissapereance of his own empire!!
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on April 14, 2012, 04:51:06 AM
Franz Josef's reign began on 1 December 1848, so he would not quite have completed 70 years as a reigning monarch.

Had his great-great nephew Otto von Habsburg actually succeeded in 1922 on Karl's death, he would have completed a totally unmatched reign of 87 years!

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 08, 2012, 02:04:50 PM
Young Emperor Franz Joseph
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Old%20Days/394.jpg)
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: withanedge on August 08, 2012, 09:49:06 PM
That last one is Franz Josef´s father, Archduke Franz Karl.


The Emperor Franz Joseph looks like his half sister Theresa.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on December 28, 2015, 01:59:43 PM
Franz Joseph at the opera during the time of the Hungarian Millenium celebrations, 1896.

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Darling%20Sissi/Capturamilenio_zpsnsmigbew.jpg) (http://s686.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinAlzbeta/media/Darling%20Sissi/Capturamilenio_zpsnsmigbew.jpg.html)

Taken from the Hungarian newspaper Vasárnapi Ujság (credits and thanks to epa.oszk.hu).

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Princess Susan on November 20, 2016, 01:04:57 PM
Tomorrow it will be exactlly hundert years since he passed away.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on November 21, 2016, 12:32:57 PM
100 years since Franz Josef died, ten days short of 68 years since he succeeded his uncle Ferdinand.

When you think that Napoleon's second wife Marie Louise was his aunt, and their son his first cousin, you appreciate that his lifespan covered the long ago to the fairly recent. My grandmother, for example, was born in 1891, and I remember her well - she lived through 25 years of Franz Josef's reign.

Ann

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Joanna on April 01, 2017, 10:28:15 AM
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria’s Diary

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/04/franz-josef-in-1843-visits-munich.html

Joanna
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Kalafrana on April 02, 2017, 02:05:27 PM
Franz Josef was 13 at this time. I wonder how he came to be feeling ill during Mass!

Ann
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 04, 2017, 05:50:55 PM
The horse drawn hearse used to transport FJs body in 1916 was next used to transport the body of former Empress Zita at her funeral.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 29, 2017, 03:22:27 PM
Young FJ, 1849 (https://68.media.tumblr.com/a5321d0fe4c0aa0a7044bee501441bbf/tumblr_ox0ccrIpCS1v1oo6no1_1280.jpg)

At a court event with King Vittorio Emanuele II and count Gyula Andrassy (https://68.media.tumblr.com/5d382f8df7a8e44f90b40dea596a1e77/tumblr_owus69aCdg1v1oo6no1_1280.jpg)

Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 23, 2018, 02:11:49 PM
You are a Habsburg holic if
1. The ring tone on your cell phone is either "The Radesky march" or "God Maintain and God protect our Emporer and our land.

2. You have lots of books ect on Austria

3. get upset on days when bad things happen to the Austrian empire

4. Thick the Empress Zite is a real babe

5. Cry when ever you see film clips of the battleship Szent Stephen sinking

6. Read all of "Austria Hungary's last war 1914-1918

7 Like Mozart and Walzing

8. Schlamperei sloathfullness AKA muddle is a normal state of affairs
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on June 25, 2018, 05:08:52 PM
Nice idea!

I admit to 2, 7 and 8!!!

Cheers,
GREENOWL
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 11, 2018, 07:31:45 AM
2 more

9 You get extremely happy when the Habsburg military wins a battle even.

10. You wonder if only Franz Ferdinand had not been assassinated.
Title: Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
Post by: Greenowl on July 11, 2018, 10:57:53 AM
No 10 is an excellent description of me!!!

Cheers,
GREENOWL