History Meme | Assassinations (1/5) - Empress Elisabeth of Austria
A former mason, railway laborer and former valet to the Prince of Aragon, Lucheni originally planned to kill the Duke of Orléans, but the Pretender to France’s throne had left Geneva earlier for the Valais. Failing to find him, the assassin selected Elisabeth when a Geneva newspaper revealed that the elegant woman traveling under the pseudonym of “Countess of Hohenembs” was the Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
“I am an anarchist by conviction…I came to Geneva to kill a sovereign, with object of giving an example to those who suffer and those who do nothing to improve their social position; it did not matter to me who the sovereign was whom I should kill…It was not a woman I struck, but an Empress; it was a crown that I had in view.”
The many perfect faces of Natsume Takashi (✿ ♥‿♥)
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“If I leave him now, I will regret it forever.”
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