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How did Habsburg Archduke Leopold Ferdinand of Austria end up buried in a grave in Berlin?
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The Whole Story behind the Archduke:
Leopold Ferdinand Salvator Marie Joseph Johann Baptist Zenobius Rupprecht Ludwig Karl Jacob Vivian of Austria was only 34 when in 1902 renounced being an archduke as per the standards of the Imperial Court. Son of the last Duke of Tuscany fell in love and married a prostitute named Wilhelmine Adamovicz. The couple moved to Switzerland and after two weeks of arriving, Leopold abandoned his wife.
He then married another prostitute, Maria Magdalena Ritter, and moved to Paris where they split after a few years together. He then moved back to Vienna where he opened a shop and worked as a tour guide in the imperial palaces.
But this was not enough, and eventually, he moved to Berlin to work as a voice narrator in silent films about the Royal Family, and even he played a Prince in a play about the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Not enough with exploiting his family ties, he also published a biography and a book of gossip about the Austrian Royal family.
In 1933 he married Klara Pawlowski and lived in Kreuzberg together, where he died only two years later completely broke. He is buried in Friedhof III der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeind in Kreuzberg. His last wife is next to him.
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