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  2. Elisabeth’s Childhood | Die Welt der Habsburger

    Elisabeth was the fourth of ten children born to Duke Maximilian in Bavaria (1808–1888) and Princess Maria Ludovika (1808–1892), a union that was certainly no love match and overshadowed by the couple’s diametrically opposed outlooks on life. Her father was descended from a collateral line of the Bavarian royal house of Wittelsbach.

  3. Elisabeth | Die Welt der Habsburger

    Elisabeth. As consort of Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. Born 24 December 1837 (Munich) Died 10 September 1898 (Geneva) Sisi. Elisabeth, ‘Sisi’ to her family, was the daughter of Duke Max in Bavaria and Duchess Ludovika. She was betrothed to her cousin the young Emperor Franz Joseph at Bad Ischl in 1853; they ...

  4. Sisi's photos reveal an emancipated empress – DW – 10/26/2020

    10/26/2020. Photos collected by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, are on display in an exhibition in Cologne, shedding a new light on her character. Advertisement. In the summer of 1853 ...

  5. Elisabeth Ludovika and Amalie Auguste, twin sisters of Bavaria

    The august couple had seven children in all, of whom five females reached adulthood (two sets of twin sisters and a younger daughter), the most famous being Sophie of Bavaria, mother of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and the “young” Ludovika, mother of Empress Elisabeth who married her cousin Franz Joseph.

  6. The Real History Behind The Empress - Collider

    The third child and second daughter of Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria and his wife Ludovika, Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie – also known as Sissi (alternative spelling Sisi) – was,...

  7. Helene in Bavaria - Almost an Empress? - History of Royal Women

    Helene was born on 4 April 1834 as the daughter of Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. She would grow up to be the opposite of her famous sister. While Elisabeth enjoyed hunting and riding, Helene sat quietly with her embroidery. This often worried her mother, who believed her eldest daughter to be too serious.

  8. Prinzessin Elisabeth Ludovika von Bayern Wittelsbach

    When Prinzessin Elisabeth Ludovika von Bayern Wittelsbach was born on 13 November 1801, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, her father, König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern Wittelsbach, von Hohenstaufen-Waldenburg von Pfalz , Römischer Kaiser König Pfalzgraf, was 45 and her mother, Caroline Friederike Wilhelmine Zähringen, Prinzessin von Baden, was 25.

  9. Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria Archives - History of Royal Women

    Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria The Church of Peace in Potsdam October 6, 2019 Moniek Bloks 0 The Church of Peace (Friedenskirche) is located on the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. It was built on the orders of King Frederick William IV of Prussia.

  10. Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria & Stolzenfels Castle

    Inauguration of the Gothic chapel occurred in 1845 during a visit by Queen Victoria and it was used as a summer residence by Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Frederick William’s wife, after his death. The Chapel Inner courtyard Inside the chapel To visit there is quite a challenge.

  11. Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria | European Royal History

    European Royal History ~ The History of the Emperors, Kings & Queens of Europe Tag Archives: Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria June 7, 1840: Accession of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia 07 Tuesday Jun 2022 Posted by liamfoley63 in Empire of Europe, Featured Monarch, Kingdom of Europe, Royal Succession, Royal Titles, This Day in Royal History