Kaiser Karl I - Innsbruck, Austria
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N 47° 15.014 E 011° 24.031
32T E 681642 N 5235766
Quick Description: At the Bergisel Ski Jump base, you will find a small park with a buste of Kaiser Karl I. The last of the monarchs belonging to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine to rule over Austria-Hungary.
Location: Tirol, Austria
Date Posted: 9/14/2022 10:48:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM16Q12
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
"Charles succeeded to the thrones in November 1916 following the death of his grand-uncle, Franz Joseph. He began secret negotiations with the Allies, hoping to peacefully end the First World War but was unsuccessful. Despite Charles's efforts to preserve the empire by returning it to federalism and by championing Austro-Slavism, Austria-Hungary hurtled into disintegration: Czechoslovakia and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs were proclaimed, and Hungary broke monarchic ties to Austria by the end of October 1918. Following the Armistice of 11 November 1918, Charles "renounced participation" in state affairs, but did not abdicate. The Republic of German-Austria was proclaimed the following day, and in April 1919 the Austrian Parliament formally dethroned the Habsburgs and banished Charles from the German-Austrian Republic for life.

Charles spent the early part of his exile in Switzerland. He spent the remaining years of his life attempting to restore the monarchy. He made two attempts to reclaim the Hungarian throne in 1921; but failed due to the opposition of Hungary's Calvinist regent Admiral Miklós Horthy. Charles was exiled for a second time to the Portuguese island of Madeira, where he soon fell ill and died of respiratory failure in 1922."

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Monarch Ranking: Emperor / Empress

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Karl Franz Josef Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Maria Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Croatia and King of Bohemia,

Country or Empire of Influence: Austria, Hungary, Kroatia & Bohemia.

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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