Uniform portrait of Ludwig Viktor, Ehzg von ÷sterreich [1842-1919] as a Major General.

Archduke Ludwig Viktor

Archduke Ludwig Viktor, the brother of Emperor Franz Josef, was banished from Vienna to Salzburg. He had endeared himself to the people of Salzburg by coming to the financial aid of flood victims. The emperor, on the other hand, received reports in Vienna that his brother was harassing soldiers. What had happened? He had invited some handsome soldiers to his swimming pool in the park of Klessheim Palace. When changing in the cabin, however, the soldiers found no bathing clothes – so they jumped naked into the water. This pleased the eyes and heart of the archduke. Photo: Austrian National Library

Published 9. March 2020Updated 24. March 2023

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