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Eliabeth of Bavaria, later Empress Elisabeth. She would marry Emperor Franz Joseph and become Empress of Austria as well as Queen of Hungary. She was know throughout Europe as one of the most beautiful monarchs and her obessive beauty habits inspired cult-like followings in later years. www.hofburg-wien....
Empress Elisabeth of Austria September 10, 1898, Austria’s Empress Elisabeth died from wounds inflicted during an assassination attempt, aged 60, was stabbed in the heart with a sharpened file by a young mentally ill anarchist named Luigi Lucheni. The empress, affectionately known to millions as “Sisi”, was as intelligent as she was extravagant, and was decades ahead of her time.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Although Elisabeth had a limited (but significant) influence on Austro-Hungarian politics,she became an historical icon. The Empress is now thought to have been a non-conformist who abhorred conventional court protocol, as well as a free spirit, who valued an individual sense of freedom above anything else.