What Happened on January 30, 1889

Lovesick Prince in Suicide Pact

Historical Events

Wedding of Interest

Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling in an apparent suicide pact

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1889 History

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Famous Deaths

Rudolf, Crown Prince of AustriaRudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858-1889)

Crown Prince of Austria and heir apparent to the Imperial throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, dies at 30 in a suicide pact with his mistress, Mary Freiin von Vetsera, at the Mayerling hunting lodge

About January 30, 1889

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius