Franz Joseph, the longest-reigning emperor of Austria, was born at Schönbrunn and spent a great deal of his life there. He died there, at the age of 86, on 21 November 1916.

Emperor Franz Joseph Austria 1899

Sent from Schönbrunn palace, Vienna, to one of the emperor's Franz Joseph I concubines

Sent from Vienna Austria to Hyères, France 

Postage stamp showing Queen Victoria and denominated in Hamburg schillings. From 1875 its postage stamps were denominated in both sterling and gold marks