Emperor

Franz Joseph

Austria 1867

Emperor

Franz Joseph

Austria 1860

Coat of Arms Austria 1880

Mercurius Newspaper Austria 1880

Mercurius  Austria 1889

Digit in oval frame 1895

Emperor Franz Joseph Austria 1899

Emperor Franz Joseph Austria 1890

Assassination attempts in 1853
On February 18, 1853, Emperor Franz Josef survived an assassination attempt on Hungarian nationalist János Libényi. The incident occurred when the king was walking around the castle of Vienna with one of his guards, when suddenly Livni approached him. The emperor recoiled as soon as he noticed the knife he was holding in his hand. Luckily, his collar which was made of strong metal protected his neck almost completely, and although he was injured and bleeding his life was saved.