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…
Died-10 September 1898 (aged 60) Geneva, Switzerland.. was stabbed to death. Elisabeth's body was carried back to Vienna aboard a funeral train. The inscription on her coffin read, “Elisabeth, Empress of Austria”. The Hungarians were outraged and the words, “and Queen of Hungary” were hastily added. The entire Austro-Hungarian Empire was in deep mourning; 82 sovereigns and high-ranking nobles followed her funeral cortege on the morning of 17 September to the tomb in the Church of the Capuchins.
Ball gown, 1860, "Elisabeth d'Autriche robe de Bal" (Elisabeth of Austria) nicely shows an elegant lady ready for a gala evening, including silk and lace gown, pearls, fan, gloves, hair, perhaps a bit of cosmetics. Known as Sissi to her family and friends, she was a famous beauty in her day and assassinated at the age of 60 by an anarchist with a sharpened file. by letha