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Otto von Habsburg dies at 98; son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor

Otto von Habsburg dies at 98; son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor

Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor who saw the end of his family's centuries-long rule and emerged to become a champion of a Europe united by democracy, died Monday in his sleep at his home in Poecking, Germany, where he had lived since the 1950s. He was 98. Habsburg struggled in vain to keep the Nazis from annexing Austria before World War II, then campaigned against the Soviet empire in the decades after the war. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Otto von Habsburg: The obituary in the July 8 LATExtra section of Otto von Habsburg, oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor, said that his father abdicated after World War I. Although...

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