Princess Sissi, the life behind the “beautiful beauty”

  Princess Sissi, familiar to Chinese audiences, comes from the translated movie “Princess Sissi” released in the 1980s. Princess Sissi, played by actress Romy Schneider, is frank and beautiful, bringing everyone’s imagination of “beauty” into one. The encounter between the princess and the prince in the movie is also like a fairy tale. wonderful.
  The real Sissi, who lived in the 19th century, was Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Duchess of Bavaria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. She was the longest-reigning empress of Austria and had a considerable influence on European politics at the time. Unlike the beautiful ending in the movie, Princess Sissi died of an assassination on September 10, 1898, and her life ended in political disputes.
  Behind Princess Sissi’s outward appearance is her unhappy personal life in the European royal family. She had to be separated from her children and later suffered from various diseases. Princess Sissi in the movie is free and easy but a little silly, but the real Sissi may not be the case. Judging from the photos left by Princess Sissi, her stubborn mouth and resolute eyes reveal that this peerless beauty has more pursuits and ambitions in her heart.
little daughter of the royal family

  If you want to say “fairy tale life”, Princess Sissi should have lived a fairy tale life in her childhood.
  Eugenie’s father was Duke Joseph of Bavaria, and her mother Wilhelmina was the daughter of King Maximilian I of Bavaria. Although he is a royal family, Eugenie’s father is an atypical royal relative. He placed his family in Posenhofen Castle far away from the palace. He advocates freedom and does not like red tape. Deeply affected his fourth child Eugenie.
  Eugenie has not been subject to many constraints since she was a child. She grew up in a carefree environment, likes to ride horses and run, and like to raise all kinds of small animals. She is innocent and does not care about the world.
  Everything changed dramatically when she was 16. In 1853, the mother of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, was looking for a partner for her son. At that time, the relationship between European royal families was complicated, and Princess Sophie decided to look for someone from the royal family far away from the conflict to be the future queen. Duchess Helen, the eldest daughter of Duke Joseph’s family, is a beautiful and generous person.
  Sophie, known for her imperiousness, had the power to find a mate for her son in her hands, and she invited Helen and her mother to a tourist resort in Austria, just in time to arrange for the emperor to propose to Helen. Sissi accompanies her mother and sister to set off in a carriage.
  It is said that when the sisters met with the emperor, the prudent Helen did not attract Franz Joseph, but the younger sister Sissi looked bright and beautiful in his eyes. The emperor, who obeyed his mother in everything, defied his mother’s arrangement this time and proposed to Princess Sissi. Eight months later, on April 24, 1854, the wedding took place in the Augustinian Church in Vienna.
  The real “love at first sight” may no longer be verified, but the encounter between the princess and the emperor in the movie “Princess Sissi” later became a classic: Sissy went fishing by the river, and she made a mistake when throwing the hook, and the hook hit the The emperor’s clothes make the marriage.
Queen of Chaos Europe

  The story of Princess Sissi can be handed down, in addition to her beauty, her love story, it may also have something to do with her era and her husband Franz Joseph I’s actions in European history.
  Franz Joseph I was Emperor of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires, ruler of Central and Southern Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. When he became emperor, Europe was in chaos. In 1848, a nationalist revolution broke out across Europe, and the Austrian Empire became a “hardest hit”.
  During the first 10 years of Franz Joseph I’s reign, the so-called “new despotism”, he personally made foreign policy and strategic decisions, and together with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs began to restore order in the Empire, which he coerced by force in November 1850. Prussia signed the “Treaty of Olmitz”, dissolved the German Confederation, and became a vassal to Austria. But the prime minister’s rough-and-tumble rule at home and an intolerant police establishment fueled a feeling of rebellion, which became even more menacing when the government in 1851 withdrew its 1849 promise to create a constitution under revolutionary pressure. The consequences of the withdrawal of the promise were far-reaching, leading to a long-term distrust of Franz Joseph’s rule by the Liberal Party, triggering the attempted assassination of the Austrian emperor in Vienna in 1853 and the Milan riots.
  Of course, he also has a major act that is well known to future generations – the reorganization of the Austrian Empire into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1879 he allied with the German Empire led by the Kingdom of Prussia. Still later, he issued an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia in 1914, drawing Austria and Germany into World War I.
  Her husband was in the midst of stormy times, and Qian Qian, as the queen, also played a special role in mediating relations between countries.
  In 1857, Princess Sissi followed her husband to visit Hungary, and was attracted by the Hungarian environment and warm folk customs, which later became a place where she avoided court life and family conflicts. Princess Sissi lived in Hungary for a long time and learned Hungarian. Her style deeply impressed the Hungarians.
  The Germans regarded the Hungarian nation as a descendant of barbaric and backward nomads. Franz Joseph I must strengthen the unity of the two countries to resist external challenges, and the support of Princess Sissi in Hungary will undoubtedly add a lot to the emperor. The establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire made Austria and Hungary a closely integrated community that shares weal and woe, and Princess Sissi became an important promoter and glue for the union of the two nations.
sad life

  Princess Sissi’s beauty once fascinated the whole of Europe. She also knows her own charm. She spends a lot of energy and time to maintain her beauty. It is said that her long hair is like a waterfall, and it takes a whole day to wash it once. She uses all kinds of high-grade and precious things for skin care and hair care. Not even pregnant. She continued to exercise and diet until later in life.
  The noble queen in the eyes of outsiders is far from the word “happiness”.
  From the very beginning, Princess Sophie didn’t like this daughter-in-law. After Princess Sissi gave birth to her first daughter and second daughter, the children were taken away by Princess Sophie and not allowed to be raised by Sissi. One of the two daughters contracted a disease and died at a young age, which dealt a heavy blow to Sissy and suffered from depression.
  It wasn’t until Sissi gave birth to her third child, a boy, that her status at the court improved slightly. The only son, named Rudolph, was born as the heir to the throne. But Princess Sissi still did not get the right to raise her only son. Princess Sophie used the death of a daughter as an excuse, saying that Princess Sissi was unable to take care of the child and took her son away.
  Rudolph, who had high hopes, finally failed to avoid the tragedy. At the age of 30, he committed suicide with his lover. Nine years later, Sissi died in a political assassination.
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