Charles I of Austria

1887 - 1922

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Charles I (German: Karl Franz Josef Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Maria, Hungarian: Károly Ferenc József Lajos Hubert György Ottó Mária; 17 August 1887 – 1 April 1922) was Emperor of Austria (German: Karl I), King of Hungary and King of Croatia (as Charles IV, Hungarian: IV. Károly, Croatian: Karlo IV.), King of Bohemia (as Charles III, Czech: Karel III.), and the last of the monarchs belonging to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine to rule over Austria-Hungary. The son of Archduke Otto of Austria and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Charles became heir presumptive of Emperor Franz Joseph when his uncle Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in 1914. In 1911, he married Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles I of Austria has received more than 4,933,602 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Charles I of Austria is the 295th most popular politician (down from 177th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Austria (down from 20th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Politician.

Charles I of Austria is most famous for being the last emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was born on August 18, 1887, and he died in 1922.

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Among politicians, Charles I of Austria ranks 295 out of 19,576Before him are Charles XII of Sweden, Sulla, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Mars, George III of the United Kingdom, and Moshe Dayan. After him are Woodrow Wilson, Hugh Capet, Konstantin Chernenko, Philip III of Spain, Peter III of Russia, and Charles VI of France.

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Among people born in 1887, Charles I of Austria ranks 7Before him are Le Corbusier, Erwin Schrödinger, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Chiang Kai-shek, and Erich von Manstein. After him are Srinivasa Ramanujan, Padre Pio, Ernst Röhm, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Arthur Rubinstein, and Jozef Tiso. Among people deceased in 1922, Charles I of Austria ranks 4Before him are Alexander Graham Bell, Marcel Proust, and Pope Benedict XV. After him are Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, Walther Rathenau, and Georges Sorel.

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Among people born in Austria, Charles I of Austria ranks 26 out of 1,424Before him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Klara Hitler (1860), Romy Schneider (1938), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858). After him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), and Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578).

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