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Austria

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Francis Joseph I., Emperor of Austria, and King of Bohemia and Hungary, born August 18, 1830, the son of Archduke Francis Charles and of Archduchess Sophia, princess of Bavaria; educated under the care of his mother, by Count Henry Bombelles, the descendant of an ancient family of French emigrants. Appointed governor of Bohemia April 5, 1818; took part in the battle of Santa-Lucia, near Verona, May 6, 1848; declared of age, December 1, 1848; proclaimed Emperor and King, in consequence of the abdication of his uncle, Ferdinand I., and the renunciation of his father, Francis Charles, December 2, 1848; commanding a Russian division in the battle of Hochstrass, near Raab, Hungary, Slay 28, 1849; commander-in-chief of the Austrian army in the Italian campaign, 1859. Married April 24, 1854, to

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