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Ferdinand suffered from such severe bouts of insanity that, during his reign, affairs of state were managed by a council.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this untenable state of affairs ended in revolution and Ferdinand was forced to abdicate in favor of his nephew, Francis Joseph.

Among the most lucid utterances of his entire reign, according to historian A. J. P. Taylor? "I am the emperor -- and I want dumplings!"

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