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Elizabeth, Empress of Austria

1837-1898
From: Austria
Fields: Government and Politics
 
ELIZABETH, Amelie Eugenie (1837-98), An Empress of Austria, wife of Francis Joseph, Emperor of Austria-Hungary. She was the daughter of Duke [in Bavaria] Maximilian Joseph. She was a remarkably beautiful and intelligent woman, and spoke a number of languages. While on a visit to Geneva she was assassinated by Luccheni, an Italian anarchist [Sept. 10, 1898], and died at her hotel a few minutes afterwards.

The New International Encyclopaedia, 1905

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