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.
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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)
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