Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (24 December – 10 September ) was the wife of " Sisi " and her siblings grew up in a very unrestrained and unstructured environment; she often skipped her lessons to go riding about the countryside. Luigi Lucheni · Archduchess Marie Valerie · Archduchess Sophie of Austria. The assassination of Empress Elisabeth of Austria coeval press, as Elisabeth of Austria – also known as Sisi (not “ Sissi ”, like in the movies). In the German-speaking world all girls have a very clear idea about what Sisi, the Austrian empress Elisabeth – looked like, how she lived and. Her assassin Lucheni was caught and confessed immediately. By Jennifer Melton on March 9, They were walking along the promenade when the year-old Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni approached them, attempting to peer underneath the empress's parasol. When Americans think of Austria, they think of The Sound Of Music, when germans think about Austria, they Think of the Sisi trilofy featuring Romy Schneider. Sisi had a monster -in-law. Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. Terms and Conditions Design by Mishka Programming by Jaroslav Cmunt Sitemap. Newspapers also reported on a series of reputed lovers. Fate intervened, and Franz Joseph was immediately bewitched by Sisi instead. Jean Cocteau even wrote a play about her. After having achieved this victory, Elisabeth did not stay to enjoy it, but instead embarked on a life of travel, and saw little of her children. While growing up in Possenhofen Castle, she was carefree, living a leisurely lifestyle rather than being bogged down by rigid protocol.