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Elisabeth in Bavaria

The birth of the future Empress Elisabeth

In 1837, Princess Ludovika was pregnant for the fourth time. Her marriage to Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria was in shambles, but that didn’t stop the regular arrival of new babies. Her first child Ludwig Wilhelm was born in 1831, followed by the short-lived Wilhelm Karl in 1832 and Helene in 1834. On 24 December, [read more]

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The Royal Women

Sisi’s descendants (Part three)

Read part two 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 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]

gisela
The Royal Women

Sisi’s descendants (Part one)

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 titles described below, have [read more]