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Franz Joseph I belonged to the Habsburg dynasty and was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and King of Bohemia from 1848 to 1916. His 68-year reign is the fourth longest in European history. Today’s stamp from Hungary shows the portrait of King Franz Josef. The stamp is from the first series of stamps issued in Hungary in 1871. It has a face value of 3 krajcar (Kreuzer, K).