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Encyclopedia > Elisabeth of Wied
Queen Elizabeth of Romania

Elizabeth of Wied (December 29, 1843 - November 2, 1916) was the Queen Consort of King Carol I of Romania, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. She was the daughter of German Prince Hermann of Wied and his wife Marie of Nassau-Weilburg. She was a prospective bride for Edward VII of the United Kingdom, then Prince of Wales. She first met the future king of Romania at Berlin in 1861, and was married to him on the November 15, 1869. Her only child, a daughter, Maria died in 1874. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (584x720, 60 KB) old photograph of the Queen File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elisabeth of Wied Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (584x720, 60 KB) old photograph of the Queen File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elisabeth of Wied Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... King George V of the United Kingdom and his consort, Queen Mary A queen consort is the wife and consort of a reigning king. ... Carol I, original name Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (April 20, 1839 - October 10, 1914) was elected Domnitor (prince) of Romania in April 1866 following the overthrow of Alexander John Cuza, and proclaimed king on March 26, 1881. ... Hermann of Wied (January 14, 1477 - August 15, 1552), elector and archbishop of Cologne, was the fourth son of Frederick, count of Wied (d. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... The Prince of Wales Feathers. This Heraldic badge of the Heir Apparent is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Princess Maria of Romania (Maria von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, 8 September 1870 – 9 April 1874) was the only child of Carol I of Romania and his wife, Elisabeth of Wied. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 she devoted herself to the care of the wounded, and founded the Order of Elizabeth (a gold cross on a blue ribbon) to reward distinguished service in such work. She fostered the higher education of women in Romania, and established societies for various charitable objects. Plevna Monument near the walls of Kitai-gorod. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Early distinguished by her excellence as a pianist, organist and singer, she also showed considerable ability in painting and illuminating; but a lively poetic imagination led her to the path of literature, and more especially to poetry, folk-lore and ballads. In addition to numerous original works she put into literary form many of the legends current among the Romanian peasantry.


Literary activity

House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Carol I
Queen Consort
   Elisabeta
Children
   Princess Maria
Ferdinand I
Queen Consort
   Maria
Children
   Prince Carol
   Elisabeth, Queen of Greece
   Marie, Queen of Yugoslavia
   Prince Nicholas
   Ileana, Archduchess of Austria
   Prince Mircea
Carol II
Queen Consort
   Elena
Children
   Prince Michael
Michael I
Queen Consort
   Ana
Children
   Princess Margarita
   Princess Elena
   Princess Irina
   Princess Sophie
   Princess Maria


As "Carmen Sylva", she wrote with facility in German, Romanian, French and English. A few of her voluminous writings, which include poems, plays, novels, short stories, essays, collections of aphorisms, etc., may be singled out for special mention: Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is the cadet branch of the senior Swabian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty, less known however than the Franconian branch which became Burgraves of Nuremberg and later ruled Brandenburg, Prussia and ultimately Germany in the centuries to 1918. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (521x616, 50 KB) The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Carol I, original name Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (April 20, 1839 - October 10, 1914) was elected Domnitor (prince) of Romania in April 1866 following the overthrow of Alexander John Cuza, and proclaimed king on March 26, 1881. ... Princess Maria of Romania (Maria von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, 8 September 1870 – 9 April 1874) was the only child of Carol I of Romania and his wife, Elisabeth of Wied. ... Ferdinand of Romania Ferdinand or Ferdinand I (August 24, 1865-July 20, 1927) was the king of Romania from October 10, 1914 until his death Born in Sigmaringen in southwestern Germany, Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen became heir to the throne of his childless uncle, King Carol I of Romania... Princess Marie of Edinburgh, later Queen of Romania (October 29, 1875 – July 18, 1938), was a member of the British Royal Family. ... Carol II of Romania, (15 October 1893 – 4 April 1953) reigned as King of Romania from June 8, 1930 until September 6, 1940. ... Queen Elisabeth of Greece neé Princess Elisabeth of Romania (12 October 1894 - 14 November 1956) was the Queen Consort of King George II of Greece. ... For her mother, Queen Marie of Romania, please see Marie of Edinburgh. ... His Life Prince Nicholas of Romania (1903-1978) was the second son of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania. ... Ileana of Romania and Archduke Anton of Austria Ileana of Romania Princess Ileana of Romania (1909-1991) was officially the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania. ... Prince Mircea of Romania was born in 1913 and died in 1916. ... Carol II of Romania, (15 October 1893 – 4 April 1953) reigned as King of Romania from June 8, 1930 until September 6, 1940. ... Princess Elena (Helen) of Greece and Denmark was born on May 2, 1896 in Athens, the third child of the King Constantine I, King of the Hellenes and his Queen, Sophie Dorothea Ulrica of Prussia. ... King Michael I of the Romanians (born October 25, 1921), Prince of Hohenzollern[1][2][3], reigned as King of the Romanians (in Romanian Maiestatea Sa Mihai I Regele Românilor or Majestatea Sa Mihai I Regele Românilor) from July 20, 1927 to June 8, 1930, and again from... King Michael I of the Romanians (born October 25, 1921), Prince of Hohenzollern[1][2][3], reigned as King of the Romanians (in Romanian Maiestatea Sa Mihai I Regele Românilor or Majestatea Sa Mihai I Regele Românilor) from July 20, 1927 to June 8, 1930, and again from... Queen Anne of Romania (born Princess Anne Antoinette Françoise Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma on September 18, 1923), is the wife of the former King Michael I of Romania. ... Margarita Princess of Romania Princess Margarita of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern (b. ... Princess Elena (Helen) (born 15 November 1950) is a daughter of Michael I (Mihai), King of Romania. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Irina of Romania was born on 28 February 1953, in Lausanne, Switzerland. ... Born in 1957 to King Michael I of Romania in Lausanne,Switzerland. ... Princess Marie (Maria) of Romania is the youngest daughter of Michael I (Mihai), King of Romania. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

  • Her earliest publications were "Sappho" and "Hammerstein", two poems which appeared at Leipzig in 1880.
  • In 1888 she received the Prix Botta, a prize awarded triennially by the Académie française, for her volume of prose aphorisms Les Pensees d'une reine (Paris, 1882), a German version of which is entitled Vom Amboss (Bonn, 1890).
  • Cuvinte Sufletesci, religious meditations in Romanian (Bucharest, 1888), was also translated into German (Bonn, 1890), under the name of Seelen-Gespräche.

Several of the works of "Carmen Sylva" were written in collaboration with Mite Kremnitz, one of her maids of honor, who was born at Greifs-wald in 1857, and married Dr Kremnitz of Bucharest; these were published between 1881 and 1888, in some cases under the pseudonyms Dito et Idem. These include: [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... Status Capital of Romania Mayor Adriean Videanu, since 2005 Area 228 km² Population (2003) 1,929,615[1] Density 9131. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

  • Aus zwei Welten (Leipzig, 1884), a novel
  • Anna Boleyn (Bonn, 1886), a tragedy,
  • In der Irre (Bonn, 1888), a collection of short stories
  • Edleen Vaughan, or Paths of Peril, a novel (London, 1894),
  • Sweet Hours, poems (London, 1904), written in English.
Queen Elisabeth in a Romanian national costume
Queen Elisabeth in a Romanian national costume
Medal of Elisabeth
Medal of Elisabeth
Styles of
Queen Elisabeth (as consort)
Reference style Her Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Ma'am

Among the translations made by "Carmen Sylva" are: This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1646x1599, 1439 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elisabeth of Wied Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1646x1599, 1439 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elisabeth of Wied Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (521x616, 50 KB) The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... HM can signify: Air Seychelles: IATA code Heard Island and McDonald Islands: ISO 3166 digram and FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code HM (patient), pseudonym of a man with no long-term memory (also written H.M.) HM Magazine, a Christian Hard rock magazine His Majesty/Her Majesty, a form...

  • German versions of Pierre Loti's romance Pecheur d'Islande
  • German versions of Paul de St Victor's dramatic criticisms Les Deux Masques (Paris, 1881-1884);
  • and especially The Bard of the Dimbovitza, an English translation of Elena Văcărescu's collection of Romanian folk-songs, etc., entitled Lieder aus dem Dimbovitzathal (Bonn, 1889), translated by "Carmen Sylva" and Alma Strettell.

The Bard of the Dimbovitza was first published in 1891, and was soon reissued and expanded. Translations from the original works of "Carmen Sylva" have appeared in all the principal languages of Europe and in Armenian. Elena Văcărescu was born in 1864 in Bucharest. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The Văcărescu affair

In 1881, due to the lack of heirs to the Romanian throne, King Carol I adopted his nephew, Ferdinand. Ferdinand, a complete stranger in his new home, started to get close to one of Elizabeth's ladies in waiting Elena Văcărescu. Elizabeth, very close to Elena herself, encouraged the romance, although she was perfectly aware of the fact that a marriage between the two was forbidden by the Romanian constitution. Ferdinand of Romania Ferdinand or Ferdinand I (August 24, 1865-July 20, 1927) was the king of Romania from October 10, 1914 until his death Born in Sigmaringen in southwestern Germany, Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen became heir to the throne of his childless uncle, King Carol I of Romania... Elena Văcărescu was born in 1864 in Bucharest. ...


The result of this was the exile of both Elizabeth (in Neuwied) and Elena (in Paris), doubled by a trip of Ferdinand's through Europe, in search of a suitable bride (which eventually was Marie of Edinburgh). The affair helped reinforce Elizabeth's image as a dreamer and eccentric. Missing image Map of Germany showing Neuwied Neuwied is a town in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, lies on the right bank of the Rhine, 8 miles below Coblenz, on the railway from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... European redirects here. ... Princess Marie of Edinburgh, later Queen of Romania, was a member of the British Royal Family. ...


External links

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Elizabeth of Wied (December 29, 1843 - November 2, 1916) was the Queen Consort of King Carol I of Romania, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva.
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