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Monday, 9 March 2015

Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Marie von Habsburg-Lothringen

Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Marie von Habsburg-Lothringen

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Branch: Government
Born: 17 August 1887 in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf, Austria-Hungary.
Died: 1 April 1922 in Madeira, Republic of Portugal.

Appointment's:
Emperor of Austria 21 November 1916 to 16 November 1918
Apostolic King of Hungary 21 November 1916 to 16 November 1918

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Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Marie von Habsburg-Lothringen was born on 17 August 1887 in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf, Austria-Hungary. He was the son the Archduke Otto Franz Joseph Karl Ludwig Maria and a grand nephew to the emperor Franz Ferdinand.

His mother was Maria Josepha, a Princess of Saxony, and he was named Charles Franz Joseph. He was privately educated and entered the army, but his career therein was uneventful. The death of his father in 1910, brought it nearer to the throne, and in 1914. The murder of his uncle, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, made him the heir to his great uncle, the Emperor Franz Joseph. On the death of that aged monarch in November 1916, in the midst of the Great War, he succeeded to his distracted inheritance.

Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen who had hitherto not been prominent in public affairs, and endeavoured to restore order and conclude peace. Victory was in the balance, and his efforts failed, but in 1917 They were renewed, his brother-in-law, Prince Sixte of Bourbon, acting as intermediary between the Austrian and French governments, but he was again unsuccessful.

In 1918 terms of complete surrender were accepted, and on the 12 November 1918, Charles issued his proclamation abdicating the Austrian throne, and four days later abdicated at a Hungary, which he twice attempted to regain in 1921.

He died on 1 April 1922 in Madeira, Republic of Portugal. He had married in 1911, Zita, Princess of Bourbon-Parma, and their family consisted of several sons and daughters. The eldest son, Franz Joseph became head of the house of has buried in succession to his father.

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