Emperor Franz
History's Prince Franz.jpg
Biographical Information
Real Name: Franz Joseph I
Title: Emperor of Austria

King of Hungary
King of Lombardy

Reign: 2 December 1848 –

21 November 1916

Born: 18 August 1830
Death: 21 November 1916
Age: 86
Religion: Roman Catholic
Parents: Archduke Franz Karl of Austria

Empress Sophia

Siblings: Maximilian I of Mexico

Prince Karl Ludwig
Archduchess Maria Anna
Archduke Ludwig Viktor

Wife: Elisabeth of Bavaria
Children: Archduchess Sophie

Archduchess Gisela
Crown Prince Rudolf
Archduchess Marie Valerie

COD: Pneumonia
Burial: Imperial Crypt
Signature: Prince Franz's Signature.png
TV Character Information
First appearance: Sissi Gets Her Way
Portrays: Prince Franz

Prince Franz who was most famously know as Emperor Franz of Austria became Emperor of Austria when he 16 years old. He ruled for 19 years, and is the 3rd longest reigning monarch in European History.

Childhood[edit | edit source]


Time in Bavaria[edit | edit source]

Later in life[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Emperor Franz's real name was Emperor Francis Joseph I.
  • Emperor Franz preferred Princes Sissi to her more quiet older Helene and defied his mother's orders, choosing Elisabeth as his bride. As upon laying eyes on Sisi, Franz Joseph feel madly in love with her and demanded to marry her over Helene. His mother, Archduchess Sophie, had reservations about Elisabeth, as she found her unsuited; they were often at odds, especially in the early years of marriage.
  • In 1867, with the help if his wife, Emperor Franz signed the Ausgleich, which officially turned Austria into Austria-Hungary. Both countries would have their own governments, with a shared head of state.
  • Count Gyula Andrassy was the first Prime Minister of Hungary, thanks to Sissi and Franz.
  • While Emperor Franz was passionately in love with Sisi, she never fully felt the same way and was emotionally distant from him. She ended up avoiding him and court life as much as she could.
  • Rumored to have had an affair with actress, Frau Roll.

TV Comparison[edit | edit source]

Family Tree[edit source]

Archduke Franz Karl
Princess Sophie
Franz Joseph
Princess Sissi
Maximilian I of Mexico
Princess Maria Annunciata
Archduke Karl Ludwig
Maria Theresa
Archduchess Maria Anna
Archduke Ludwig Viktor
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Archduke Otto
Archduke Ferdinand Karl
Archduchess Margarete Sophie
Archduchess Maria Annunciata
Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie
Archduchess Sophie
Archduchess Gisela
Archduke Rudolf
Archduchess Marie-Valerie

References[edit | edit source]

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