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  1. Charles V (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria from 1519 to 1556, King of Spain ( Castile and Aragon) from 1516 to 1556, and Lord of the Netherlands as titular Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555. As he was head of the rising House of Habsburg during the first half of the 16th century, his ...

  2. He was also a notorious Jew Lover (in every sense of the word including rumors of a Jewish bastard sent to America with the help of an American friend General Longstreet). Rudolph traveled to remote Spain and the Near East. He took a scientific trip down the Danube and then explored Great Britain to discover its industrial and economic triumph.

  3. New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 30, 1914, Page 2, Image 2, brought to you by Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

  4. Jun 24, 2019 · Another Habsburg Archduke fell, this time only weeks after being named the new Holy Roman Emperor. Though some suggested he was poisoned, Leopold II died of the aftereffects of a minor illness. His blood was poisoned by an infection and he expired of "dropsy". Yet another inexperienced monarch would ascend to the throne.

  5. Apr 29, 2013 · In 1914, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Heir to the Throne of Austria-Hungary, left Karl in the position of Heir Apparent to the Emperor. In 1916, when Franz-Joseph died, the young Archduke (he was 29 years old) became Emperor Karl I of Austria, and King Karl IV of Hungary.

  6. Nov 14, 2017 · Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozing from their mouths. Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary appeared to have shot his seventeen-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera as she slept, sat with the corpse for hours and, when dawn broke, turned the pistol on himself.

  7. And then later on with 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Ou I was thinking that if this story could be translated into an operetta, or even a cabaret, it would become a medley of innocence, honesty, madness, brutality and a world happily going mad, while we, the audience, laugh ourselves to death, merrily tapping our feet to the rhythm of the orchestra.

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