This brief communication summarises the historical trajectory of the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Karl I of Habsburg-Lothringen (1887-1922). Karl I ascended the throne in the midst of the First World War when Europe was ablaze; despite being a social reformer who tried to save his countrymen from the massacre of war, ultimately he, his wife Empress Zita and the Habsburg monarchy were swept away by the massive defeat and collapse of the century-old empire. The paper also examines how Karl I died in in 1922 as a result of influenza and how his body was preserved, offering some insights from the field of mummy research.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Dec 2022|
- history of medicine
- Karl I
- Spanish influenza