Francis Joseph, Emperor of Austria

Standard Name: Francis Joseph,, Emperor of Austria


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2 December 1848
Emperor-King Ferdinand I of Austria abdicated in favour of his nephew Francis Joseph .
14 April 1849
Hungary, under the revolutionary leadership of Louis Kossuth , became an autonomous reformed state, deposing the Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph .
December 1851
Emperor Francis Joseph revoked the constitution of the Austrian Empire, rendering his rule absolute.
July 1854
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria sent an ultimatum to Russia, demanding the evacuation of Russian troops from the Danubian Principalities.
Emperor Francis Joseph made a Concordat with the Papacy, thus gaining control of education and marriage regulation, and restoring ecclesiastical courts throughout the Austrian Empire.
July 1859
Napoleon III of France and Francis Joseph of Austria signed the Treaty of Villafranca.