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Franz Ferdinand I
Emperor of the Danubian Federation, King of Hungary, King of Croatia
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Reign 30 march 1907-
Coronation 30 dec 1907
Predecessor Franz Joseph I
Successor Charles I
Born 18 December 1863
Graz, Austrian Empire
Died 12 January 1929
Vienna, Danubian Federation
Spouse Sophia, Queen of Danubian Federation
Issue Sophie, Princess of Danubia
Full name
Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Joseph Maria
Era name and dates
The era of reform: 30 march 1907-
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Burial 30 January 1929
Vienna, Danubian Federation
Religion Roman Catholicism
Franz Ferdinand I was the Emperor and King of the Danubian Federation. He ascended to the throne after the death of his uncle Franz Joseph I. His reign was an eventful period in the history of The Danubian Federation. He oversaw the central powers' victory in World War One and the defeat of the 1908 Hungarian rebellion. Franz Ferdinand I reigned from 30 March 1907 to 12 January 1929. He was succeeded by his nephew Charles.

Early life

Franz Ferdinand was born in Graz, Austria, the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (the younger brother of Franz Joseph and Maximilian) and of his second wife, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. During his early life his relationship with his uncle was tense but they respected each other either way.

Accesion and Reform

Death and Burial

Franz Ferdinand died in his sleep on the 12 January 1929 in the royal palace in Vienna. The official cause of death was declared a heart attack.

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