Karl I, Emperor of Austria
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Karl I, Emperor of Austria

(August, 17, 1887, Persenbeug [Lower Austria] – April 1, 1922, Quinta do Monte [Madeira]), Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary (Charles IV). Due to the death of the heir apparent Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, Archduke Karl was suddenly compelled to assume the role of the successor to the throne without careful preparation, and thus too early. In view of the brevity of Emperor Franz Joseph’s remaining life expectancy, young Karl’s military assignment was above a…

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Jerabék, Rudolf, “Karl I, Emperor of Austria”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0327>
First published online: 2015

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