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Elisabeth in Bavaria

Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria – Between duty and love

Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria was born on 22 February 1847 at 5.20 in the morning as the daughter of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. She would be one of eight (surviving) siblings, and her sisters included Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Helene, Marie Sophie and Mathilde Ludovika. She was their penultimate [read more]

sophie charlotte bavaria

The Duchess and the Bazar de la Charité

On 4 May 1897, a fire tore through the Bazar de la Charité, held in a large wooden shed, in Paris. The bazaar was built like a medieval fantasy street and one of its attractions, which used equipment with a system of ether and oxygen, rather than electricity, caught fire. Unfortunately, exits were not adequately [read more]