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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #255 on: January 06, 2012, 12:41:49 PM »
The young Emperor
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #256 on: January 09, 2012, 01:02:45 PM »
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #257 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
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #258 on: February 07, 2012, 01:45:24 PM »
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #259 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.

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #260 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!!
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #261 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!

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #262 on: June 08, 2012, 02:04:50 PM »
Young Emperor Franz Joseph
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #263 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.

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #264 on: December 28, 2015, 01:59:43 PM »
Franz Joseph at the opera during the time of the Hungarian Millenium celebrations, 1896.



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

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #265 on: November 20, 2016, 01:04:57 PM »
Tomorrow it will be exactlly hundert years since he passed away.

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #266 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.

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #268 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!

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Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« Reply #269 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.