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NAME: THE ARCHDUKE

The archduke Ludwig Salvatore of Austria is considered the first foreigner falling in love with Mallorca. He arrived in the island in 1867, at the age of 19. He bought up some properties along the Serra de Tramuntana, 1685 hectares with outstanding landscapes. He made his home in Miramar in 1871. He met his lover at S’Estaca, Catalina Homar, a Majorcan woman. He devoted 20 years to writing a book about the Balearic Islands, El Die Balearen:  9 volumes about the Balearic Islands’ roots. 30% of his literary production is dedicated to the Balearic Islands. He sailed by the Mediterranean Sea on his boats: Nixe and Nixe II. Empress Sissi visited Mallorca in 1892 and 1893- He died on the October 12th in 1915, in Bohemia.

 

 

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