Today in History - May 15th. 1842 - Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria

Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria was born on May 15th. 1842 @ the
Hofburg Palace in Vienna.


Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria - Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Princess Sophie of Bavaria.

Archduke Ludwig Viktor remained a bachelor for the rest of his life 
(despite several wedding arrangements of his family).

Due to scandals, his elder brother: Emperor Franz Jozef of Austria, 
forbade him to stay in Vienna.

He retired in Klessheim Palace (near Salzburg) where he became a 
philanthropist and a patron of Arts.

Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria died on January18th. 1919.