Austria 1881 Franz Joseph I


Medal dedicated to the marriage of Imperor Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium.

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Year 1881
Metal Silver
Weight 82,10 g
Diameter 55 mm

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Rudolf was the only son and third child of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth of Bavaria. He was heir apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary from birth.
In Vienna, on 10 May 1881, Rudolf married Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, a daughter of King Leopold II of the Belgians, at the Augustinian's Church in Vienna. Although their marriage was initially a happy one, by the time their only child, the Archduchess Elisabeth, was born on 2 September 1883, the couple had drifted apart.