Archduke Franz Karl of Austria

Archduke Franz Karl of Austria

Emperor + Prince + Knight
Born Dec 17, 1802
Hometown Vienna
Died Mar 8, 1878
Death Place Vienna

Archduke Franz Karl Joseph of Austria from the House of Habsburg was father of two emperors as well as the grandfather of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination sparked the hostilities that led to the outbreak of World War I, and the great-grandfather of the last Habsburg emperor Karl I.… Read More

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1802 Birth Born on December 17, 1802.


1824 21 Years Old On 4 November 1824 in Vienna he married Princess Sophie of Bavaria from the House of Wittelsbach, a daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria by his second wife Caroline of Baden. … Read More


1835 32 Years Old Franz Karl was an unambitious and generally ineffectual man, although he was together with his uncle Archduke Louis a member of the Geheime Staatskonferenz council, which after the death of Emperor Francis I ruled the Austrian Empire in the stead of his mentally retarded brother Ferdinand from 1835 to 1848. … Read More


1848 45 Years Old His wife Sophie had already given up her ambitions, when she urged Franz Karl to renounce his claims to the throne at the time of his brother's abdication on 2 December 1848, allowing their eldest son Franz Joseph I to take the throne.


1878 75 Years Old Archduke Franz Karl died in Vienna in 1878, six years after the death of his wife. … Read More
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