Franz Josef I & the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867

On June 8, 1867, Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph I was crowned as King of Hungary in Matthias Church in Budapest, following the Austro-Hungarian Compromise (Ausgleich in German; Kiegyezés in Hungarian). Before the compromise of 1867, the Austrian Empire was an absolute monarchy, which included Hungary, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Northern Italy. On March 30, 1867, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in German; Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia … Continue reading Franz Josef I & the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867

Hungary #2402 (1976)

Hungary #2402 (1976)

Hungary (Magyarország) is a unitary parliamentary republic in Central Europe. It covers an area of 35,920 square miles (93,030 square kilometers), situated in the Carpathian Basin and bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is … Continue reading Hungary #2402 (1976)