Empress Elisabeth of Austria / Elisabeth von Österreich-Ungarn

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Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie in Bavaria (Wittelsbach), Empress consort of Austria-Hungary

German: Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie von Bayern (Wittelsbach), Kaiserin von Österreich-Ungarn
Also Known As: "Sissi", "Sisi", "Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie"
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: München, Bayern, Deutschland(DB)
Death: Died in Genève, Suisse
Cause of death: assassinated
Place of Burial: Wien, Österreich
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maximilian Joseph, Herzog in Bayern and HRH Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
Wife of <private> and Kaiser Franz Josef I, Emperor of Austria & King of Hungary
Mother of <private>; <private>; Archduchess Sophie of Austria; Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Princess of Bavaria; Rudolf, Kronprinz von Österreich-Ungarn and 3 others
Sister of Ludwig Wilhelm, Herzog in Bayern; Wilhelm Karl von Bayern, Herzog; Helene in Bayern; Carl Theodor, Herzog in Bayern; HRH Marie Sophie Amalie, Duchess in Bavaria and 4 others

Occupation: Empress of Austria
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Empress Elisabeth of Austria / Elisabeth von Österreich-Ungarn



"Elisabeth of Austria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary.

Born into Bavarian royalty, Elisabeth (Sisi) enjoyed an informal upbringing, before marrying Franz Joseph at 16. She was suddenly absorbed into Habsburg court life, which she found stifling. She was also at odds with her interfering mother-in-law, Princess Sophie, who took over the rearing of Elisabeth's daughters, one of whom died in infancy. The birth of a male heir Rudolf improved her standing at court, but her health was suffering under the strain, and she would often visit Hungary for its more relaxed environment. She came to develop a deep kinship with Hungary, and helped to bring about the dual monarchy of Austria–Hungary in 1867.

The death of her only son Rudolf, and his mistress Mary Vetsera, in a murder–suicide tragedy at his hunting lodge at Mayerling was a shock from which Elisabeth never recovered. She withdrew from court duties and travelled widely, unaccompanied by her family. In the palace, she was seen to be obsessively concerned with her health and beauty, having to be sewn into her leather corsets and spending two or three hours a day on her coiffure. While travelling in Geneva in 1898, she was stabbed to death by Luigi Lucheni, an Italian anarchist, who had missed his chance to assassinate Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, and wanted to kill the next member of royalty that he saw. Elisabeth was the longest-reigning Empress of Austria, at 44 years."


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Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern (auch Sisi genannt, seit den Ernst-Marischka-Filmen auch als Sissi bekannt; * 24. Dezember 1837 in München, Königreich Bayern; † 10. September 1898 in Genf) war eine Prinzessin aus der herzoglichen Nebenlinie Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen des Hauses Wittelsbach, durch ihre Heirat mit Franz Joseph I. ab 1854 Kaiserin von Österreich und Apostolische Königin von Ungarn.

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria / Elisabeth von Österreich-Ungarn's Timeline

September 22, 1837
- April 24, 1854
Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
December 24, 1837
München, Bayern, Deutschland(DB)
December 26, 1837
April 24, 1854
- September 10, 1898
Age 16
Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
April 24, 1854
- September 10, 1898
Age 16
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
April 24, 1854
- September 10, 1898
Age 16
Volsinia, Latvislavia, Bahrenburg
March 5, 1855
Age 17
Vienna, Austria
July 12, 1856
Age 18
Laxenburg, Niederösterreich, Österreich