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  • Kim Palmer

    Empress Elisabeth of Austria on her coronation day as Queen of Hungary (1867). Her beauty was legendary and she was very fashion-conscious. She makes an excellent study in fashion history beginning with the Victorian/crinoline era all the way through the bustle era into the Belle Epoque.

  • ViajeXelMundo

    Empress Elisabeth- Elisabeth of Austria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was the spouse of Franz Joseph I, and therefore both Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. She also held the titles of Queen of Bohemia and Croatia, among others. From an early age, she was called Sissi by family and friends. Although Elisabeth had a limited (though significant) influence on Austro-Hungarian politics,[citation needed] she became a historical icon. (wikipedia) I LOVE HER... SO PRETTY!

  • Antonella P. Di Salvo

    A photo of Elisabeth of Austria on the day of her coronation as Queen of Hungary, June 8, 1867. Elisabeth (1837-1898) was the wife of Franz Joseph I, and therefore both Empress of Austria che Queen of Hungary. She also held the titles of Queen of Bohemia and Croatia. From an early age, she was called Sisi (or Sissi) by family and friends.

  • Alicia Sanchez

    Empress Elizabeth of Austria, born Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie in Bavaria on Christmas Eve. She was the fourth child of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. Elisabeth was the wife of Franz Joseph I, and therefore both Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. She also held the titles of Queen of Bohemia and Croatia. From an early age, she was called Sisi (or Sissi) by family and friends.

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