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1830: Emperor Francis Joseph I Born in Schönbrunn Palace near Vienna

1830: Emperor Francis Joseph I Born in Schönbrunn Palace near Vienna
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  • Historical event:
  • 18 August 1830
  • Francis Joseph I was born by Archduchess Sophia, who was a Bavarian Princess by birth. She had a great influence on her son’s upbringing, who was groomed as a ruler from a young age.

Emperor Francis Joseph I, the ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, was born on this day in 1830.

He was born in the famed Schönbrunn Palace near Vienna, which had been the residence of the famous Empress Maria Theresa, his great-grandmother.Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, in uniform, undated. Credit: Library of Congress

 

It is interesting that festivals are still held in some parts of Central Europe on the same date as Francis Joseph’s birthday (18 August).

Francis Joseph I was born by Archduchess Sophia, who was a Bavarian Princess by birth. She had a great influence on her son’s upbringing, who was groomed as a ruler from a young age.

 

Archduchess Sophia was known as “Maman”, derived from the French name for her maternal role.

Francis Joseph I bore a series of other titles, including that of King of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, King of Jerusalem, King of Illyria, Duke of Auschwitz, Grand Prince of Transylvania, etc.

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