The Marriage of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie

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I have become fascinated with this devoted, tragic couple. From Edwardian Promenade: Franz Ferdinand’s life changed drastically when Crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide at Mayerling in 1889. Prior to that, he was simply the eldest son of the younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph and the ill-fated Archduke Maximilian, the short-lived Emperor of Mexico. . . .

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