Abb. Anonymer Photograph, Das Erbprinzenpaar Helene und Maximilian Anton mit den beiden Töchtern Elisabeth (sitzend, geb. 1860) und Luisa (geb. 1859), um 1863 Schloß St. Emmeram. Lit.: BAUMANN, Dissertation mikrofiche, Bd. 3, Abb. 8. Am 26. Juni 1867 verstarb der kränkelnde Erbprinz, der im Mai noch die Geburt des zweiten Sohnes Albert erleben durfte. Kaiser Franz Joseph und Sisi waren bei der Bestattung am 29. Juni in Regensburg.
l’archiduchesse Elisabeth, née le 2 septembre 1883 au château de Laxenbourg surnommée « Erzsi »
King Francesco and Queen Maria Sofia of Two-Sicilies. Marie was born a princess of Bavaria and was a younger sister to Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bayern (1808-1888) (Maximilian Joseph Wittelsbach-in Bayern) Son of Duke Pius August in Bavaria and Princess Amelie Louise of Arenberg. In 1828 he married Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. Cdv by Oscar Kramer, Wien. (Father to Elisabeth)
She was Elisabeth's favorite child by far, and was acidly referred to by some courtiers as "Die Einzige" ("The Only Child") because Elisabeth paid so much more attention to her than her siblings. Valerie loved her mother, but according to her diaries, often felt embarrassed and overwhelmed by Elisabeth's concentration on her, particularly as she herself was of a modest and practical nature.
ca. 1885 (estimated by ages of children) Gisela and her family by Joseph Albert
1853 Elisabeth (Sissi) one year before she married her 23 year old nephew Emperor Franz Joseph I at the age of 16.
Queen Maria and her sister Mathilde - photography by Franz Hanfstaengl
The only photo of Sissi with her family -in -lawFrom left: Emperor Franz-Josef,his brother Maximilian,Empress Elisabeth(Sissi) with her children Rudolf and Gisela,Archduchess Sophie her mother-in-law , behind her Princess Charlotte (wife of Maximilian),Archduke Louis-Viktor and with the hat Franz-Karl, Sissi’s father-in-law.