Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie of the House of Wittelsbach, was the Empress consort of Austria and Queen consort of Hungary, being married to the Emperor Franz Joseph I.

Her father was Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria and her mother was Ludovika, Royal Princess of Bavaria; her family home was Possenhofen Castle. From an early age, she was called "Sisi" by family and friends.

On September 10, 1898, in Geneva, Switzerland, Elisabeth, aged 60, was stabbed in the heart with a sharpened file by a young anarchist named Luigi Lucheni who wished to kill a royal as an act of prapaganda.

From Wikipedia, here

A site in German and Hungarian may be found here entitled, Ich Kaiserin Elizabeth-Meine Familie, I am the Emeress Elizabeth-my Family. Photos may be found on the the scroll on the left, under "Bilder".

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1 comment:

MotherSuperiorOHR said...

This is a beautiful site. Thank you for featuring the Empress Elisabeth as well.

May the Infinite Light of God shine brightly upon you, keep and protect you from all evil, harm and anxiety, and fill your very heart and soul with Jesus' brotherly love.

God bless you!

Mother Sigrid Agocsi
Order of the Holy Rose