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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria

1858 - 1889

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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (Rudolf Franz Karl Josef; 21 August 1858 – 30 January 1889) was the only son and third child of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sissi). He was heir apparent to the imperial throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from birth. In 1889, he died in a suicide pact with his mistress Mary Vetsera at the Mayerling hunting lodge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria has received more than 2,368,101 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria is the 16th most popular nobleman (up from 26th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Austria (up from 36th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Nobleman.

Rudolf, crown prince of austria, was most famous for his suicide in 1889.

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Among noblemen, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria ranks 16 out of 842Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, William the Conqueror, Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Albert, Prince Consort. After him are Lucrezia Borgia, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Harold Harefoot, Anne of Austria, and Şehzade Mehmed.

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Among people born in 1858, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria ranks 6Before him are Émile Durkheim, Max Planck, Giacomo Puccini, Selma Lagerlöf, and Theodore Roosevelt. After him are Rudolf Diesel, Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, Omar Mukhtar, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Giuseppe Peano. Among people deceased in 1889, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria ranks 2Before him is James Prescott Joule. After him are Antonio Meucci, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Jefferson Davis, Alexandre Cabanel, Father Damien, Luís I of Portugal, Mihai Eminescu, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Charles III, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in Austria, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria ranks 26 out of 1,237Before him are Charles I of Austria (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Johann Strauss II (1825), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747). After him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Romy Schneider (1938), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), and Niki Lauda (1949).

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