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  1. Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. Archduchess Marie Valerie Mathilde Amalie of Austria (22 April 1868 – 6 September 1924) was the third daughter and fourth and last child of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria. She was usually called Valerie.

  2. Austria-Hungarian Royalty. She was the third daughter and fourth and last child of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria. Her given name was Marie Valerie Mathilde Amalie, but she was usually called Valerie. On July 31, 1890, she married her second cousin Archduke Franz Salvator and ten children were born to this union.

    • 21 Apr 1868Budapest, Hungary
    • Crypt behind the high altar.
  3. Dec 28, 2020 · Genealogy for Marie-Valerie Mathilde Amalie of Habsburg-Austria (Habsburg-Lothringen), Archduchess of Austria-Tuscany (1868 - 1924) family tree on Geni, with over 225 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

    • Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Archduke Hubert Salvator of Austria
    • April 22, 1868
    • Empress Elisabeth of Austria
    • Ofen, Hungary
  4. Surrounded by her family, Archduchess Valerie of Austria died at her home Schloss Wallsee on September 6, 1924, at the age of 56. She was buried in a crypt behind the high altar at the parish church in Wallsee-Sindelburg, Austria. Several thousand people followed her coffin to its resting place.

  5. Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (22 April 1868 – 6 September 1924) was the fourth and last child of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria ("Sisi"). Her given name was Marie Valerie Mathilde Amalie, but she was usually called Valerie.

  6. Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (* 22.4.1868, † 6.9.1924) Archduchess Sophie of Austria Archduchess Gisela of Austria Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria: Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (* 18.8.1830, O 24.4.1854, † 21.11.1916) Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria

    • 22.4.1868 in Ofen (Buda), Hungary
    • Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
    • 6.9.1924 in Vienna (56 years)
    • An Unusual Childhood
    • Forming An Independent Mind
    • Married Life
    • The Legacy of The Archduchess

    Archduchess Marie Valerie Mathilde Amalie was born on the 22nd of April 1868 as the fourth child and the third daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife Elisabeth, also famously known as Sisi. Her birth was a surprise not only to her family but also to the people of Austria. The relationship between the Emperor and Empress had been difficult; Franz Joseph, despite being madly in love with his freedom-loving wife, had had a few affairs. As a result, he had infected Elisabeth with a sexually transmitted disease, which forced her to leave the country in order to recover in the south. She left her young children Gisela and Rudolf behind, having shown little interest in them since the death of her first-born child, Sophie, in 1857. Through her Hungarian ladies-in-waiting, Elisabeth developed a strong interest in everything Hungarian and soon began to speak to her husband and Emperor for the Hungarians. Elisabeth managed to do what others before her had failed to achieve;...

    As Marie Valerie became older, she felt more and more trapped in her mother’s constant presence. Elisabeth poured all of her love over the young Archduchess who had begun to form her own opinions about Austria, Hungary, and recent politics. Being much more like her calm father, she was soon annoyed by her mother’s restless character and yearned for the love and attention of the Emperor. Franz Joseph loved his daughter deeply, yet was not famous for openly showing his feelings. Her diary describes an afternoon ‘full of bliss’ as she was allowed to spend the afternoon in her father’s study, just sitting there and enjoying his presence. The older Marie Valerie became, the more she began to reject everything that was Hungarian. She asked her father to speak German with her instead of Hungarian like her mother always did. In 1886, she met her future husband, Franz Salvator of Austria-Tuscany, at a ball. The diary of the young Archduchess describes her falling in love with the handsome yo...

    Marie Valerie and Franz Salvator married on the 31st of July, 1890. The couple moved to Lichtenegg Castle in Wels. Their marriage started as a happy one, and the couple welcomed their first child, Elisabeth (Ella), in 1892. The couple had ten children together. Their marriage, however, turned for the worse as Franz Salvator cheated on Marie Valerie and had illegitimate children which he acknowledged as his own. In 1897, the couple moved to Wallsee Castle. From now on Marie Valerie was known as the Angel of Wallsee as she worked hard for the poor, unlike her parents. When her mother was murdered in September 1898 in Geneva, Switzerland, Marie Valerie was devastated. She immediately joined her sister Gisela in Vienna to comfort her father, who had loved his wife deeply despite her absence from court. For Marie Valerie life changed after the death of her mother. She visited her father more often from now on. During World War I Marie Valerie worked as a nurse, set up sickbays for the wo...

    Marie Valerie is known for her famous diary which describes life at the Habsburg court like no other source of its time. Its descriptions are not just accurate – they are also private. They show what happened behind closed doors and describe the difficult relationships within the family through the eyes of a child. It is an important document for historians that try to reconstruct the lives of Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth. Later, the entries become sparse and consist of only a few sentences. The diary ends before the year 1912 – the later diaries have not been made accessible to historians and the public. It is said that Marie Valerie, who was a very religious and devout person, destroyed them as they mentioned the illegitimate children of her husband. But there is no proof of that. It is assumed that they are still in possession of her family and locked away at Wallsee Castle.

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