History Highlights, Notes on German Culture, Southern Germany

Elisabeth Princess of Bavaria, known as Sissi, became the popular Empress of Austria in 1854

Equestrian portrait of Elisabeth, age 15, at her father's castle in Bavaria....Verlobungsgeschenk, her wedding engagement gift to Franz Joseph I of Austria...1853 painting by Karl Theodor von Piloty Elisabeth of Bavaria, Empress of Austria (1865), portrait by Franz Winterhalter Elisabeth Princess of Bavaria was popularly known as Sissi, which was also the title of a 1957… Continue reading Elisabeth Princess of Bavaria, known as Sissi, became the popular Empress of Austria in 1854