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HIRH Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria. Died: January 31, 1889. Rudolf and his mistress died in an apparent murder-suicide at his hunting lodge. His father the Emperor did everything in his power to get the Church’s blessing for Rudolf to be buried in the Imperial Crypt, which was impossible if he deliberately committed a murder-suicide. A dispensation was obtained from the Vatican that declared Rudolf was in a state of "mental imbalance", and he was buried in the Church of the Capuchins in…

Mother Dolores Hart via A. Mayerling

Hunting lodge and Carmelites church at Mayerling

HIM Emperor Karl I of Austria. Died: April 1, 1922, aged 34. Karl died in exile on the Portuguese island of Madeira. He caught a cold which progressed to severe pneumonia. He suffered two heart attacks before he died of respiratory failure with his pregnant wife and 9-year old Crown Prince Otto by his side. His remains except for his heart are still there in the Church of Our Lady of Monte, despite several attempts to move them to the Imperial Crypt in the Loreto Chapel of Muri Abbey in…

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Mayerling Gedachtniskapelle

Mayerling, Austria - Court Chapel

Heiligenkreuz Abbey

Stift Heiligenkreuz © VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS / Bernhard Luck

On This Day In History~ January 30th 1889; Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera In 1887, Rudolf of Austria bought Mayerling hunting lodge. In late 1888, the 30-year-old crown prince met the 17-year-old Baroness Marie Vetsera, known by the more fashionable Anglophile name Mary and began an affair with her. According to official reports their deaths were a result of Franz Joseph’s demand that the couple end the relationship: the Crown Prince, as…