Baltazzi, Alexander

SPORTSMAN, RUNNING RIDER (GREECE)
BORN 1850, Constantinopel - DIED 24 Nov 1914, Wien

Brother of Helena Vetsera and uncle of Mary Vetsera. In 1874 he was introduced to the empress Elisabeth of Austria in England and in 1876 his horse Kisbér won the Derby of England and a few weeks later also the Grand Prix of Paris.

He was present at the secret burial of Mary in Heiligenkreuz after she was found death together with crown prince Rudolph of Austria at Mayerling. After his death stories went round that he might have killed Rudolf in an attempt to get Mary away from him.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Baltazzi, Helena, Baroness Vetsera
• is uncle/aunt of Vetsera, Mary

Sources
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• Swistun, Hermann, Mary Vetsera, Gefährtin für den Tod, Ueberreuter, Wien, 1999


Baltazzi, Helena, Baroness Vetsera

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 29 Jun 2010