Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Anastasia Kielmannsegg

Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Anastasia Kielmannsegg

Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Anastasia Kielmannsegg fought a topless duel with swords in August 1892 after arguing about flower arrangements. Baroness Lubinska, who had a medical degree, insisted they fight topless so clothing couldn’t get into a wound and cause sepsis.

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