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Austrian crown prince, heir to Francis Joseph I, who was found dead with his mistress in Mayerling, his hunting lodge near Vienna. The event spawned numerous rumors and remains a mystery, although it was officially declared a double suicide.
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(Placename) Lake Rudolf the former name (until 1979) of (Lake) Turkana
(Biography) 1858–89, archduke of Austria, son of emperor Franz Joseph: he and his mistress committed suicide at the royal hunting lodge in Mayerling
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Lake. Formerly, Lake Rudolf. a lake in E Africa, in N Kenya. 3500 sq. mi. (9100 sq. km).
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