33rd year  -  N° 229                 Friday, 17 August 2018         Antwerpen		
The Man with the Red Face
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Wednesday 30th of January 1889

129 years ago

Crown Prince of Austria Rudolf von Österreich-Ungarn born as Rudolf Franz Karl Joseph von Habsburg-Lorraine commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 31 in Jagdschloss Mayerling, Mayerling, Niederösterreich, Austria.

Rudolf first shot his 17-year-old lover baroness Mary Vetsera and then took his own life. There is no question that the depression-prone Rudolf and Mary had a suicide-pact because his father wanted them to end their affair.