Friday, March 22, 2013

Duchess of Genoa has narrow escape

March 22, 1913

The Duchess of Genoa had a "narrow escape from being burned to death today," reports New York Times.  The Duchess was rubbing her arms and legs with an anointment to treat her rheumatism when she got too "close to a spirit lamp and the preparation ignited."   Her maid was able to smother the flames.

The Duchess was born Princess Isabella of Bavaria.  She married Prince Tomasso of Savoy, Duke of Genoa, in 1883.

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