| Rudolf of Austria |
|Born||21 August, 1858|
|Died||30 January, 1889|
|Family|| Franz Joseph I of Austria (father)|
Elisabeth of Bavaria (mother)
Stéphanie of Belgium (wife)
Archduke Karl Ludwig (uncle)
|Behind the scenes|
|Appearances||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows|
He died on 30 January, 1889, in his hunting lodge at Mayerling, where he apparently committed suicide after killing his mistress.
Sherlock Holmes realises that Prince Rudolf's death was likely part of a conspiracy by Professor James Moriarty, designed to destabilise Europe and cause a world war as part of a war-profiteering scheme. After his apparent suicide, the death of the crown prince was reported in the newspapers, which brought it to the attention of Sherlock Holmes, who connected this death, along with numerous other seemingly unrelated incidents, to a plot later revealed to be masterminded by Moriarty.