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Emperor Franz Josef (1830–1916)

Emperor Franz Josef was born on August 18, 1830 in Vienna, Austrian Empire [now Austria] as Franz Josef von Habsburg-Lothringen. He was married to Elizabeth of Bavaria. He died on November 21, 1916 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. See full bio »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Franz Joseph I. | François-Joseph Ier | Kaiser Franz Josef | Kaiser Franz Joseph

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[on his wife's assassination (1898)] Mir bleibt doch gar nichts erspart auf dieser Welt! (I really don't escape anything in this world!) See more »


Is portrayed by Erik Frey in Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955), Paul Hörbiger in Die Deutschmeister (1955) and probably best known by Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi (1955), Sissi: The Young Empress (1956) and Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1957) and Forever My Love (1962). See more »



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