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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. Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria 1837–1898 – The History Buff

    Jun 14, 2018 · Elisabeth was born into the royal Bavarian house of Wittelsbach. Nicknamed “Sisi”, she enjoyed an informal upbringing before marrying Emperor Franz Joseph I at the age of sixteen. The marriage thrust her into the much more formal Habsburg court life, for which she was unprepared and which she found uncongenial.

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

    Oct 01, 2000 · Portrayed her, I believe accurately, as a woman of some intellect; her love of Hungary, her obsession with being away from her husband, Emperor Franz Joseph (who deeply loved her) and the neglect of her duties as Empress of Austria, and her propensity for lavish spending.

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  5. Sisi: The Colorful Life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

    Sep 13, 2016 · Eight months later, Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria was married to Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria in Vienna at the Augustinerkirche on April 24, 1854. The marriage was finally consummated three days later, and Elisabeth received a dower equivalent to 240,000 USD today. Sadly, the marriage ended Sisi’s carefree days.

  6. The Reluctant Empress: A Biography of Empress Elisabeth of ...

    Apr 05, 2012 · Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to her family as 'Sisi', belongs to a famous love story of European royalty. In 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the most eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love with her at first sight when she was 15. They were married the next year.

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  7. The Lonely Empress: Elizabeth of Austria by Joan Haslip

    Consort to Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, Elizabeth was a modern woman who fled the confines of Habsburg to roam free--she fancied dangerous riding, sailing and poetry--but her life ended with her assassination in 1896. "Haslip writes with vividness and immediacy... a serious book which is highly readable."

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  8. Empress Elisabeth of Austria | History Forum

    Dec 11, 2008 · Elizabeth and Emperor Francis Joseph Her sexuality was sublimated in her attachment to her younger daughter Valerie, large animals (especially horses), and the cultivation of her own body. She was famous for her equestrianship - haute école, circus-style stunt riding, and hunting. At 44 years ''she looked like an angel and rode like the devil''.

  9. The bizarre excentricities and troubled life of Empress ...

    Aug 16, 2014 · Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph.

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