marie larisch
The Royal Women

The Year of Empress Elisabeth – Sisi & Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich (Part one)

Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich was born on 24 February 1858 as Marie Louise Elizabeth Mendel as the illegitimate daughter of Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria (the eldest brother of Empress Elisabeth) and the actress Henriette Mendel. When Henriette fell pregnant for the second time, she and Ludwig Wilhelm contracted a morganatic marriage. They were [read more]