Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bavarian king stricken

August 24, 1916

King Ludwig III of Bavaria "has been stricken with apoplexy and his condition is grave," reports the New York Times, which has based its report from Switzerland via a dispatch from Rome.

King Ludwig III is 71 years old. He succeeded to the throne in 1913. Ludwig is married to the former Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. He was "appointed a Field Marshall of the Bavarian Army last year." Last year, he visited Bavarian troops "on the battle line in France."

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