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Encyclopedia > Baroness Mary Vetsera
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The last photograph taken of Baroness Mary Vetsera (R). This is the dress in which she was buried. On the (L) is Countess Marie Larisch, a go-between for Mary and Rudolf.

Marie "Mary" Alexandrine Freiin von Vetsera, (Baroness Mary Vetsera), (March 19, 1871January 30, 1889) was Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria's mistress, the daughter of Baron Alban Vetsera, a diplomat in foreign service at the Austrian court, and his wife Helene Baltazzi. The two lovers were found dead under mysterious circumstances at Emperor Franz Joseph's hunting lodge, (the incident is known as Mayerling, after the name of the lodge.) Download high resolution version (541x629, 312 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (541x629, 312 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Marie Louise, Countess Larisch von Moennich, niece and confidante of Empress Sisi, was born Marie Louise Elizabeth Mendel on 24 February 1858 at Augsburg, the illegitimate daughter of Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria (1831-1920) and actress Henrietta Mendel (1833-1891). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (21 August 1858 – 30 January 1889) was the son and heir of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria and Elisabeth of Austria. ... Franz Joseph I Franz Joseph (in English also Francis Joseph) (August 18, 1830 - November 21, 1916) of the Habsburg Dynasty was Emperor of Austria and King of Bohemia from 1848 until 1916 and King of Hungary from 1867 until 1916. ... Mayerling is a hunting lodge in Lower Austria, where on January 30, 1889 Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth and heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead with his mistress Baroness Marie Vetsera, apparently as a result of suicide. ...


It has been variously claimed that she was killed by Crown Prince Rudolf, who then killed himself; that they both killed themselves; that they killed one another; that the two of them were murdered; and that she either was or was not pregnant at the time of her death.


Her body was spirited out of Mayerling and interred in the Cistercian monastery at Heiligenkreuz. Helmut Flatzelsteiner exhumed her body (without permission); she was reinterred in her original grave in October 1993. The Order of Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black scapular or apron) are a Catholic order of monks. ...


External links

  • A profile of Marie Vetsera

Notes

  • Note regarding personal names: Freiin is a title, usually translated Baroness, not a first or middle name.

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mayerling.html (1646 words)
Marie was the pretty, young daughter of a wealthy diplomat in foreign service at the court.
Mary Vetsera's uncles were summoned to Mayerling to clean and remove Marie's body.
Marie was also allowed Catholic burial on the grounds that she, too, was in
Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (726 words)
His death, apparently through suicide, along with that of his mistress, Baroness Marie Vetsera[?] at Mayerling hunting lodge in 1889 made international headlines, fueled international conspiracy rumours and ultimately may have sealed the longterm fate of the Habsburg monarchy.
In December 1992 the remains of Baroness Vetsera were stolen from the cemetery at Heiligenkreuz.
However that theory fails to explain the ability of the Prince to fire the gun six times as he killed himself, or indeed where the gun came from, given that it was not his gun.
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