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Nov 03, 2020 · The making of Sissi When Sissi was born into a noble family on Sunday, December 24, 1837, it was considered a happy omen. Growing up, she showed little interest in school subjects and preferred to...
Kelly Coalson (English) Sissi (known in a real full name as Elisabeth of Austria) is a 15-year old Empress of Austria, a historical icon, the titular character and the main protagonist of the animated series, Sissi: The Young Empress.
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Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie was born on Christmas eve on 24 December 1837. She grew up at Possenhofen Castle on the shore of Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany. The family called her Sisi. Her father was Maximillian, Duke in Bavaria ( since there could only be one Duke of Bavaria all the other members of the Wittelsbach family used the title Duke in Bavaria). Her mother was a real Princess; Princess Ludovika of Bavaria was the sixth child of King Maximilian I of Bavari...
In 1853 Archduchess Sophie, the mother of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria decided that he should be married to his nice, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, the older sister of Sisi. She informed her sister princess Ludovika to meet her and her son in the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl. The fact that Ludovika decided to take her younger daughter Sisi along on the trip changed the course of history. Emperor Franz Joseph defied his dominant mother for the first time in his life and choose Sisi over Helene....
Sisi gave birth to four children. The first two where daughters; Sophie (5 March 1855) and Gisela (15 July 1856). Archduchess Sophie immediately took control over the children, taking them away from the care of their mother since she should spend all her time doing her duties as the Empress of Austria.In 1857 Sisi took both her children on a trip to Hungary, against the advice of both Sophie and the Court physicians since the children where not well.The trip ended tragically since princess So...
In 1886 Sisi introduced the actress Katharina Schratt to Franz Joseph, and they started having an affair.It is believed Sisi did this on purpose so the emperor had some company whenever she was travelling. In the same year her favourite cousin, King Ludwig II mysteriously drowned in lake Starnberg.Sisi starts traveling to England where she of the takes part in hunting parties. She is believed to be one of the greatest amazons of her time.She travels all over Europe, and has her own palace bui...
Signature. 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.
Here are five things you may not have known about Austria’s penultimate empress; for even more trivia on Sissi, stay tuned for part 2 (coming soon!) 1. She wasn’t intended to marry Emperor Franz Josef. Born on Christmas Eve, 1837, the future empress grew up between Munich and Possenhofen castle on lake Starnberg, Bavaria. A duchess from a ...
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May 25, 2018 · Empress Elisabeth of Austria was born at least a century too soon, really. Had she been alive today, she surely would have ruled Instagram, not to mention the red carpet. Sissi, as she was affectionately known, was one of the great beauties of 19th century Europe, her silk gowns and elaborate coifs copied throughout the continent.
Sissi - the beautiful but tragic Empress. She was just 16 1/2 when the Emperor Fraz Josef of Austria chose her as his bride, but what should have been a fairy-tale romance, soon soured.
Sissi Empress of Austria Born as Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie of Bavaria, Sisi was 15 when she married her cousin Francis Joseph of Austria. While a picture book princess on the outside her lifestyle soon revealed a deeply unhappy individual.
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.