This picture shows a view of the Empress' study room in the Imperial apartments of the Royal Palace on December 3, 2012 at the Correr museum in Venice.The rooms reserved to the Princess Sissi in the Imperial Apartments of the Royal Palace in Venice, in St Mark’s Square, are opening to the public after a restauration of nine spaces. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO
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Portrait of Elisabeth of Austria (Munich, 1837-Geneva, 1898), Empress of Austria. Vienna, Historisches Museum Der Stadt Wien
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Empress Elisabeth (1837-1898) in velvet dress with her dog Houseguard. 1865/66. Photograph by Emil Rabending.
Elisabeth, Empress of Austria (1837 - 1898). A Bavarian princess, she married her cousin, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, in 1854. Independent and unconventional, she avoided the stiff Viennese court and was popular with her subjects. Her only son, Archduke Rudolf, died mysteriously at Mayerling in 1889. Elizabeth was assassinated by an Italian anarchist in Geneva. Engraved by George E. Perine.