Thursday, February 24, 2011

Prince Karl Alfred of Croy dead: a suicide

February 24, 1901

Prince Karl Alfred of Croy "has committed suicide because he was jilted by a peasant girl," according to the New York Times, which based its account on a report by the Vienna correspondent of London's The Morning Leader newspaper.

Prince Karl Alfredwas the fourth child and only son of Rudolf, the Duke of Croy, and Princess Natalie de Ligne. He was born in 1859 in Brussels.  He married in 1888 to Princess Ludmilla of Arenberg.  The couple have four children.
One of Prince Karl's sisters, Isabella, is married to Archduke Friedrich of Austria, Duke of Teschen.

[ Karl Alfred did not commit suicide in 1901.  He succeeded his father  on February 8. 1902.  Duke Karl Alfred died in 1906.]

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