Francis Joseph I[jōˈzəf, -səf, yōˈzĕf] also Franz Jo·sef I [frănz jōˈzəf, -səf, frănts, fränts yōˈzĕf] 1830-1916.
Francis Joseph I definition by Webster's New World
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1830-1916; emperor of Austria (1848-1916) and king of Hungary (1867-1916): uncle of Francis Ferdinand
Francis Joseph I definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Franz Jo·sef I 1830-1916.
Emperor of Austria (1848-1916) and king of Hungary (1867-1916) who divided (1867) his empire into a dual monarchy, Austria-Hungary. His ultimatum to Serbia after the 1914 assassination of his nephew Francis Ferdinand led to World War I.