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  1. Empress Elisabeth of Austria - Wikipedia

    Empress Elisabeth of Austria (born Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria; 24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. She was born into the royal Bavarian House of Wittelsbach.

  2. Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France - Wikipedia

    Elisabeth of Austria (5 July 1554 – 22 January 1592) was Queen of France from 1570 to 1574 as the wife of King Charles IX. A member of the House of Habsburg , she was the daughter of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor , and Maria of Spain .

  3. Biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria - ThoughtCo

    Sep 28, 2018 · Empress Elisabeth (born Elisabeth of Bavaria; December 24, 1837 – September 10, 1898) was one of the most famous royal women in European history. Famed for her great beauty, she was also a diplomat who oversaw the unification of Austria and Hungary.

    • Empress Elisabeth "Sisi" of Austria
    • Sisi - Empress Elisabeth of Austria - VIENNA/NOW
    • Petra Berger - If I had a Wish (about Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria)
  4. Elisabeth | Biography, Facts, & Assassination | Britannica

    Sep 06, 2020 · Elisabeth, empress consort of Austria from April 24, 1854, when she married Emperor Franz Joseph. She was also queen of Hungary (crowned June 8, 1867) after the Austro-Hungarian Ausgleich, or Compromise. Her assassination brought her rather unsettled life to a tragic end.

  5. In 1853, Elisabeth accompanied her mother and older sister Helene to the resort of Bad Ischl, where it was hoped Helene would capture the attention of their cousin, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. The Emperor chose Elisabeth instead, and they were married in Vienna on April 24, 1854.

    • 24 Dec 1837, Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
    • Buried on the side of her husband, Franz-Josephs-Gruft
    • 10 Sep 1898 (aged 60), Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
    • Kapuzinergruft, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
  6. The assassination of Empress Elisabeth of Austria – Europeana ...
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    It was a beautiful Indian summer day 117 years ago in Geneva, Switzerland, when Empress Elisabeth of Austria left the Hotel Beau-Rivage, where she spent a night incognito, to hurry to the steamship Genève. On this Saturday, 10 September 1898, Empress Elisabeth was assassinated by Luigi Lucheni, an Italian anarchist. The tragic event was well covered in the coeval press, as Elisabeth of Austria also known as Sisi (not Sissi, like in the movies)  was a mysterious fairy-tale princess. She was obsessively concerned about her beauty and spent several hours a day just to groom her knee-long hair. Sports and diets were her passion, and she loved to hike and to ride, but was so slim that she suffered from famine oedema.

    As a Bavarian princess who enjoyed a happy and unstrained childhood, the extremely strict court life in Vienna was a burden Elisabeth never got used to. She started to travel and wrote melancholic poems, and after the tragic death of her only son Rudolf she disappeared nearly completely from the Austrian court.

    Luigi Lucheni, a poor man full of rage for the upper nobility, ran towards them as they walked by on the promenade and stabbed Elisabeth directly into her heart with a self-made weapon composed of a small sharp file. But neither the empress nor her lady-in-waiting realised what really happened. Thinking of a robbery attempt, they went on boarding the ship. A few minutes later, Elisabeth lost consciousness and died.

    Needless to say, the public, especially in Austria and Hungary, was shocked and in deep mourning. A lot of newspapers were published with a black mourning border, like Der Burggräfler or Meraner Zeitung. There were long extra issues about the life and death of Empress Elisabeth, for example this broadly illustrated Österreichische Illustrierte Zeitung. Some followed Elisabeths passion for poetry and wrote own poems like Die Bombe or Pusterthaler Bote, the Weltblatt just published her last picture (it shows her in her early thirties, she wanted to be remembered young and beautiful, so she refused to sit for any portraits or photographs later on). Less emotional and without huge headlines were the reactions in Prussia, where Berliner Tageblatt newspaper articles focused on the assassin Lucheni and detailed descriptions of the events in the Neue Hamburger Zeitung. The European press also covered the news extensively, just find some examples in French La Croix and Le Martin, La Unión Católica in Spain, the Allgemeen Handelsblad in the Netherlands and also overseas colonial newspapers reported, like Sumatra-courant.

    Elisabeths body was brought back to Vienna, where her funeral cortege followed her on 17 September 1898 to the tomb of the Capuchins (get an impression at Österreichische Illustrierte Zeitung). Her assassin Lucheni was caught and confessed immediately. He was brought to Geneva court on 11 November 1898, where he was incarcerated for life, what Luigi regretted a lot, as a death penalty would have had been much more catchpenny. During his process Lucheni declared that he came to the decision to murder the first high-born person that he would meet in Geneva (e.g. Hamburger Anzeiger, 12 November 1898), it was just a coincidence that he found out about Elisabeth.

    Elisabeth of Austria was one of the first true European citizens, not so much because she was Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia, but because she spent most of her life travelling and deeply loved all the miscellaneous peoples and cultures. She seemed to be a fairy-tale princess, with the undivided love of her husband Emperor Franz-Josef and a paradigm for beauty. Yet this was not the life she was born to live and she tried to break out of her golden cage her whole lifetime.

  7. Vienna’s Sisi: Empress Elisabeth of Austria – Prague Blog

    Her body was laid out in a triple coffin with the inscriptions “Elisabeth Empress of Austria” and “Queen of Hungary,” which the Hungarians were allowed to inscribe at the last minute. Eighty-two rulers and members of the nobility paid their respects on September 17, when she was laid to rest in a tomb in the Church of the Capuchins ...

  8. The Lonely Empress: Elizabeth of Austria: Haslip, Joan ...

    Oct 01, 2000 · The author also honestly tells about Elisabeth's willfulness, selfishness, obsession with her beauty, her lack of deep concern for her daughter, HSH Archduchess Gisele, and for her son, Crown Prince Rudolph by being continually away for long periods of time during the critical times of their lives.

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  9. Beautiful & Mad? Elisabeth, Empress of Austria & Queen of ...

    Despite Elisabeth’s growing unhappiness, Franz Josef remained unwavering in his love and devotion for his wife, and the couple had four children: Sophie (named after you-know-who), Gisela, Rudolf, and Elisabeth’s favorite, Marie Valerie. Elisabeth began to travel, each time farther and farther away from Austria, seeking any form of escape.

  10. Empress Elisabeth of Austria was a tragic beauty queen

    May 14, 2019 · Married at 16 to the emperor of Austria, Elisabeth—nicknamed Sisi—was a reluctant empress, struggling with royal life and sympathetic to the democratic struggles of the people in her new nation.