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Encyclopedia > Sophie, Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Bavaria

Sophie Friederike Dorothee Wilhelmine, Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Bavaria (27 January 180528 May 1872) was born to King Maximilian I of Bavaria and his second wife, Karoline of Baden. January 27 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Maximilian I (also known as Maximilian Joseph) (May 27, 1756 – October 13, 1825), prince-elector of Bavaria (as Maximilian IV Joseph) from 1799 to 1805, king of Bavaria (as Maximilian I) from 1805 to 1825, was the son of the count palatine Frederick Michael of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld and Maria...

On 4 November 1824, she married Franz Karl, Archduke of Austria. They had four sons and a daughter, Franz Josef of Austria (later Emperor of Austria), Maximilian, Archduke of Austria and later Emperor of Mexico, Karl Ludwig, Archduke of Austria , Marie Anna Caroline Pia and Ludwig Victor of Austria. November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Archduke Franz Karl Joseph of Austria (7 December 1802 - 8 March 1878) was father of two emperors and the grandfather of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, whose shooting was the occasion of the start of World War I. He was born in Vienna, the second son of Emperor Franz I... Franz Joseph I Franz Joseph (in English also Francis Joseph) (August 18, 1830 - November 21, 1916) of the Habsburg Dynasty was Emperor of Austria and King of Bohemia from 1848 until 1916 and King of Hungary from 1867 until 1916. ... Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico, (July 6, 1832 - June 19, 1867) was a member of Austrias Imperial Habsburg family. ... Karl Ludwig, Archduke of Austria (30 July 1833 - 19 May 1896) was the father of Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose shooting occasioned the start of World War I. He was born at Schönbrunn in Vienna, the son of Franz Karl Josef of Austria (1802-1878) and his wife Sophie...

Her ambitions to place her oldest son on the Austrian throne was a constant theme in Austrian politics. At the time she was called "the only man at court". During the Revolution of 1848 she persuaded her somewhat feeble-minded husband to give up his rights to the throne in favour of Franz Josef. After his accession to the throne Sophie became the power behind the throne. Sophie is also remembered for her bad relationship with her daughter-in-law Elisabeth of Bavaria which has been a theme in long running musical about Elisabeth's life. —Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections The European Revolutions of 1848, in some countries known as the Spring of Nations, were the bloody consequences of a variety of changes that had been taking place in Europe in the first half of the 19th century. ... Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Duchess in Bavaria and Princess of Bavaria (December 24, 1837 – September 10, 1898), of the House of Wittelsbach, was Empress-Consort of Austria and Queen consort of Hungary due to her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph. ...

Sophie kept a detailed diary most of her life which reveals much about Austrian court life. She withdrew from public life after the execution of the Mexican emperor, from which she never recovered. She died of a brain tumor in 1872.

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  • Historical Boys' Royal Costume: King Maximilian I Joseph: Second Family
  • Genealogy.eu: Royal and Noble Family Trees

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Franz Josef was the eldest son of Archduke Franz Karl (and Sophie, Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Bavaria), who was brother and heir of Austrian Emperor Ferdinand I.
In 1854 Franz Josef married Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (also Princess of Bavaria through her mother's side of the family), who became Elisabeth of Austria ("Sisi" or "Sissi").
Their three other children were Sophie, Archduchess of Austria (1855-1858), Gisela, Archduchess of Austria (1856-1932) and Marie-Valerie, Archduchess of Austria (1868-1924).
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