The Death of Elisabeth of Wittelsbach and Bavaria, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia

Elisabeth was stabbed in the heart once with a sharp needle file. Due to her extremely tight corset, she had no idea she had been wounded and collapsed suddenly two hours later due to slow internal hemorrhaging.

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Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Notably, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, he hemorrhaged to death, because he had had himself sewn into his uniform (so it would look neater). I guess it’s something about Austrians and their fashion sense.

  2. Win a few, lose a few.

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