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In Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef opens the recently-called Hungarian Diet

Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, circa 1855, detail
12/14/1865
In an attempt to settle differences between the Austrian and Hungarian sections of his empire, Franz Joseph had called for an Hungarian Diet, or Parliament, and moved his court to Buda, the Hungarian capital for a time.  The Emperor personally opened the Diet at the Ofen Palace.  Overall progress was slow and rather symbolic until a later settlement was reached in 1867 and a regular Diet was called from then on. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Hungary," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 ... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1869), 430.
Eric Roman, Austria-Hungary & the Successor States: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present (New York: Facts on File, 2003), 74.

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