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December 18, 1863: Born, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The Archduke is primarily known to history because of his assassination, an event that was one of the primary triggers of World War I. He has been described as "a man ... of uninspired energy, dark in appearance and emotion, who radiated an aura of strangeness and cast a shadow of violence and recklessness." He was also an avid game hunter, amassing about 300,000 kills, about 100,000 of which were kept as trophies in his castle.

December 18, 1863: Born, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The Archduke is primarily known to history because of his assassination, an event that was one of the primary triggers of World War I. He has been described as "a man ... of uninspired energy, dark in appearance and emotion, who radiated an aura of strangeness and cast a shadow of violence and recklessness." He was also an avid game hunter, amassing about 300,000 kills, about 100,000 of which were kept as trophies in his castle.

Crown Prince Archduke Otto in the funeral cortege of the Emperor Franz Joseph I, between his parents, Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita. (When Otto’s father became Emperor the spelling of his name was changed from Carl to Karl.) Vienna, November 1916. (Private Archive)

Crown Prince Archduke Otto in the funeral cortege of the Emperor Franz Joseph I, between his parents, Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita. (When Otto’s father became Emperor the spelling of his name was changed from Carl to Karl.) Vienna, November 1916. (Private Archive)

Mrs. Alfons von Kloss (1886–1974) née Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Eleonora of Austria

Mrs. Alfons von Kloss (1886–1974) née Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Eleonora of Austria

In 1916, Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria were crowned King and Queen of Hungary. Their young son, Crown Prince Otto, attended the event as heir apparent. "Queen Zita and Crown Prince Otto Arrive at the Coronation in Budapest," by Gyula Éder, 1929, oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Hungarian Coronation Attire of Crown Prince Otto, by G. & E. Spitzer (Austrian), 1916, gold brocade, ermine, silk, leather, gold embroidery, and gold passementerie. Kunsthistorisches…

In 1916, Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria were crowned King and Queen of Hungary. Their young son, Crown Prince Otto, attended the event as heir apparent. "Queen Zita and Crown Prince Otto Arrive at the Coronation in Budapest," by Gyula Éder, 1929, oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Hungarian Coronation Attire of Crown Prince Otto, by G. & E. Spitzer (Austrian), 1916, gold brocade, ermine, silk, leather, gold embroidery, and gold passementerie. Kunsthistorisches…

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