Franz Josef I Definition

frănz jōzəf, -səf, frănts, fränts yōzĕf
proper name
Webster's New World
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other
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 Franz Ferdinand led to World War I.
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