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The Year of Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) (2022)

Sisi’s descendants (Part two)

Read part one here. Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her husband Franz Joseph had four children, of which three survived to adulthood. These children all had children of their own, thus leaving a long line of descendants. Please note that this information is likely to be incomplete and that most, if not all, of the [read more]


The Mayerling Incident

The suicide of Elisabeth and Franz Joseph’s only son Crown Prince Rudolf was preceded by years of unhappy marriage with Princess Stephanie Belgium, frustration at not being included in government affairs and severe illness. Rudolf had grown up mostly without his mother, but he worshipped her nonetheless. As his mental state deteriorated, he began to [read more]