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The Crown Prince who committed a murder-suicide?

Throughout history, many royals have died in brutal and bizarre ways. Royals have been killed in attacks, by illnesses and by accidents. In 1889, a tragic incident happened that ended up with not one, but two dead royals. Still to this day, the event has not been clarified, and there are still questions about what really happened. Apparently, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria killed his lover…
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The Princess who was gassed by the Nazis

After the First World War, several of Europe’s monarchies fell, and among them were the German and Austrian-Hungarian Empires. While many of the royalty in these countries fled to other countries to live their lives in exile, others chose to remain in their country of…
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What happened to the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

In November 1918, as the Great War came to an end, the man who had inherited one of the biggest empires in the world gave away the little power that remained to him. Karl I, ruler of the Austro Hungarian Empire, didn’t abdicate, but in reality, it didn’t matter as much of his realm had already fragmented. It had only existed for fifty years. It had boomed, and it had wobbled, it had enjoyed…
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