Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (24 December – 10 September ) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria and Queen of Luigi Lucheni · Archduchess Marie Valerie · Archduchess Gisela of Austria. Despite the numerous warnings against possible assassination attempts, in , the Empress Elisabeth (better known as Sissi) of Austria Hungary travelled. In the German-speaking world all girls have a very clear idea about what Sisi, the Austrian empress Elisabeth – looked like, how she lived and.
Her children Sisi also soon learned how malicious and domineering her mother-in-law could be. The life of Elisabeth of Austria. While Gisela recovered quickly, little Sophie became steadily weaker until she finally succumbed and died in front of Sisi's eyes. HTML code for logo: The City of the Habsburgs and Art Nouveau Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna Egon Schiele: I love coming to this blog and reading up on historical figures I knew little or nothing about. Sisi has been the focus of many books and films as well as an opera, ballet, a cartoon series and the most successful German language musical. In the last years of her life, Elisabeth became even more restless and obsessive, weighing herself up to three times a day. She had her long, chestnut brown hair styled for three hours per day and used many beauty products. Fifteen-year-old Sisi accompanied her mother and sister and they traveled from Munich in several coaches. Born Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie on 24 December in Munich , Bavaria , she was the fourth child of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria , the half-sister of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. As a child , far away from the strict rules of the royal houses , she spent her childhood and early youth with play , romp and horse riding. It is also possible that if Elisabeth had not dismissed her other attendants that day, an entourage larger than one lady-in-waiting could have discouraged Lucheni, who had been following the Empress for several days, awaiting an opportunity. An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]. That occurred in the South of the United States before the Civil War: Although Lucheni boasted that he acted alone, because many political refugees found a haven in Switzerland, the possibility that he was part of a plot and that the life of the emperor was also in danger, was considered. From an early age, she was called Sisi or Sissi in films and novels by family and friends. Navigation menu Personal tools English Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in. Sisi , by Ludwig Angerer. It is based on his Sissi parody sketches featured in his television show Bullyparade. Empress Elisabeth of Austria House of Wittelsbach Born: In , Elisabeth was portrayed in the British television series Fall of Eagles. Their correspondence increased during their last years, however, and their relationship became a warm friendship.