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Elisabeth of Austria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) 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, among others. From an early age, she was called Sisi by family and friends.

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Purported last photograph taken of Elisabeth the day before her death at Territet, Switzerland
Purported last photograph taken of Elisabeth the day before her death at Territet, Switzerland
Portrait of Elisabeth depicting her long hair (by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1864), one of two so-called "intimate" portraits of the empress; although its existence was kept a secret from the general public, it was the emperor's favourite portrait of her and kept opposite his desk in his private study
Portrait of Elisabeth depicting her long hair (by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1864), one of two so-called "intimate" portraits of the empress; although its existence was kept a secret from the general public, it was the emperor's favourite portrait of her and kept opposite his desk in his private study
Empress Elisabeth's tomb next to that of her husband Franz Joseph in Vienna's Imperial Crypt, on the other side of Franz Josef's tomb is that of their son, Crown Prince Rudolf
Empress Elisabeth's tomb next to that of her husband Franz Joseph in Vienna's Imperial Crypt, on the other side of Franz Josef's tomb is that of their son, Crown Prince Rudolf
Equestrian portrait of Elisabeth at Possenhofen Castle, 1853
Equestrian portrait of Elisabeth at Possenhofen Castle, 1853
The young Elisabeth shortly after becoming Austrian Empress (by Amanda Bergstedt, 1855)
The young Elisabeth shortly after becoming Austrian Empress (by Amanda Bergstedt, 1855)
Elisabeth at 11 years, her brother Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and their dog "Bummerl" at Possenhofen Castle
Elisabeth at 11 years, her brother Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and their dog "Bummerl" at Possenhofen Castle
Photograph of Elisabeth as Queen of Hungary (by Emil Rabending, 1867)
Photograph of Elisabeth as Queen of Hungary (by Emil Rabending, 1867)
Monument to Empress Elisabeth in Vienna's Volksgarten, constructed in 1907
Monument to Empress Elisabeth in Vienna's Volksgarten, constructed in 1907
Engraving depicting the Hungarian royal family at Gödöllő Palace (circa 1870)
Engraving depicting the Hungarian royal family at Gödöllő Palace (circa 1870)
An artist's rendition of the stabbing of Elisabeth by the Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni in Geneva, 10 September 1898
An artist's rendition of the stabbing of Elisabeth by the Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni in Geneva, 10 September 1898
Coronation of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth as King and Queen of Hungary and Croatia
Coronation of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth as King and Queen of Hungary and Croatia
Photograph of the imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling, in which her son Crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide in 1889
Photograph of the imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling, in which her son Crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide in 1889
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