Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Franz Josef ill


October 6, 1915

Sources on "good authority" are stating that Emperor Franz Josef of Austria is "dangerously ill," and his heir, Archduke Karl, is on his way to Vienna.

Baron von Burian, the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister and Count Tisza, the Hungarian prime minister, have also been called to the capital. reports the New York Times.

The news of the Emperor's health has been "kept secret" for "fear of the "influence it might have on the international situation.

The 85-year-old Emperor has been on the throne since December 1848.

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