Friday, September 12, 2014

Franz Josef receives Ferdinand

September 12, 1904

History was made today when Austria Emperor Franz Josef "received in audience" Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, reports the New York Times.  Tonight, the Prince of Bulgaria joined the Emperor at dinner.

This was the first time since 1901 that Franz Josef has received the Bulgarian sovereign.  The change in attitude is due to the "intercessions" of King Edward VII, who, while in Marienbad, wrote the Austrian emperor on Ferdinand's behalf. 

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