Information about Emperor Karl I. (Charles I) of Austria-Hungary

Emperor Karl I. (Charles I) of Austria-Hungary (17 August 1887 - 1 April 1922)

Charles I (Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Maria) was the last reigning monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Hungary (as Charles IV), the last King of Bohemia (as Charles III), and the last monarch belonging to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. After his uncle Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, Charles became the designated successor of the Emperor Franz Josef.

Charles I reigned from 1916 until 1918, when he "renounced participation" in state affairs, but did not abdicate. He spent the remaining years of his life attempting to restore the monarchy until his death in 1922. Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004, he is known to the Roman Catholic Church as Blessed Karl of Austria.

Emperor Karl I. (Charles I) of Austria-Hungary reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Karl I. (Emperor Charles I) Flag of Austrian Empire Austrian Empire 21 November 1916 11 November 1918
Karel III. (King Charles III) Flag of Bohemia Bohemia 21 November 1916 11 November 1918
Karlo IV. (King Charles IV) Flag of Croatia-Slavonia, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Kingdom of 21 November 1916 11 November 1918
Karlo IV. (King Charles IV) Flag of Dalmatia, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Kingdom of 21 November 1916 11 November 1918
IV. Károly (King Charles IV) Flag of Hungary, First Kingdom of Hungary, First Kingdom of 21 November 1916 11 November 1918
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