Austrian Empire: Information

Austrian Empire (1804 - 1867)

The Austrian Empire (Austrian German: Kaiserthum Oesterreich, modern spelling Kaisertum Österreich) was a Central European multinational great power from 1804 to 1867 created by proclamation out of the realms of the Habsburgs. It was the third most populous empire after Russia and France. Along with Prussia, it was one of the two major powers of the German Confederation. Geographically, it was the second largest empire in Europe after the Russian Empire (621,538 square kilometres). Proclaimed in response to the First French Empire, it overlapped with the Holy Roman Empire until the latter's dissolution in 1806. The Ausgleich of 1867 elevated Hungary's status. It became a separate entity from the Empire entirely, joining with it in the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

The Austrian Empire was also a constituent part of Austria-Hungary, the Emperor being Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary separately, and not Emperor of Austria-Hungary.

Austrian Empire: List of Rulers.
Reign / RuleFromToCoins Issued
Franz I. (Emperor Francis I), Holy Roman Emperor as Francis II 11 August 1804 2 March 1835
Ferdinand I. (Emperor Ferdinand I) 2 March 1835 2 December 1848 1
Franz Joseph I. (Emperor Francis Joseph I) 2 December 1848 21 November 1916 1
Karl I. (Emperor Charles I) 21 November 1916 11 November 1918
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Austrian Empire: Details
Official NameAustrian Empire
Original NameKaisertum Österreich
FlagFlag of Austrian Empire
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Flag of Croatia, Habsburg Kingdom of Croatia, Habsburg Kingdom of 1526 1868
Flag of Lombardy-Venetia Lombardy-Venetia 1815 1866
Flag of Dalmatia, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Kingdom of 1815 1918
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