Franz Josef I
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Franz Jo·sef I(frănz jō′zəf, -səf, frănts, fränts yō′zĕf) also Francis Joseph I 1830-1916.
Emperor of Austria (1848-1916) and king of Hungary (1867-1916) who divided (1867) his empire into a dual monarchy, Austria-Hungary. His ultimatum to Serbia after the 1914 assassination of his nephew Franz Ferdinand led to World War I.
Franz Josef I(German frants ˈjoːzɛf)
(Biography) English name Francis Joseph I. 1830–1916, emperor of Austria (1848–1916) and king of Hungary (1867–1916)