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Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« on: September 17, 2005, 02:01:42 AM »

Elisabeth Wilhelmine, Princess of Württemberg
Maria Theresia, Princess of Bourbon-Sicilies
Maria Ludovica, Archduchess of Modena-Este
Karoline Auguste, Princess of Bavaria

Please post pics!!!

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005, 04:39:49 AM »
Elisabeth Wilhelmine (1767-1790)

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 04:42:45 AM »
Maria Theresia (1772-1802)

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005, 05:44:40 AM »

Thank you Linnea! The pics are very beautiful!

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005, 03:43:01 PM »
Karoline Auguste actually married twice!  First to Wilhelm I of Württemberg and I think the divorced and of course second to Franz I.  

Originally, she was linked to Napoleon, whose stepson married Karoline's sister Auguste.  Auguste was beautiful and Napoleon expected Karoline to be pretty too but he was disappointed by her looks.

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2005, 04:38:56 PM »
Linnea,

where did you find this picture of Maria Ludovica? I have a book called "Eine Habsburgerin für Napoléon" by Irmgard Schiel - a biography of Marie Louise (=Maria Ludovica), Franz' daughter and Napoléon's second wife. The pic you were showing is on the title page of that book. It is supposed to show Marie Louise. Strange.

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005, 03:54:45 AM »

Maria Ludovica


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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2005, 09:43:11 AM »

Maria Ludovica


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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2006, 07:31:34 AM »
Are there anymore pics of Empress Charlotte Auguste?

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2006, 11:50:23 AM »
I once wrote an article for Royalty Digest about Karoline Auguste. She had a very interesting life indeed !  :D

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2006, 07:11:56 AM »
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I once wrote an article for Royalty Digest about Karoline Auguste. She had a very interesting life indeed !  :D

Mnnnn...I´m waiting for more info  :P

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2006, 11:56:44 AM »
I can sent you a fax copy of my article if you like. my scanner does not work... :(

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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2006, 11:24:13 AM »
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Elisabeth Wilhelmine, Princess of Württemberg
Maria Theresia, Princess of Bourbon-Sicilies
Maria Ludovica, Archduchess of Modena-Este
Karoline Auguste, Princess of Bavaria

Please post pics!!!

Question: is this Elisabeth Wilhelmine Luise von Wurttemberg, first wife of emperor Francis ll/l?




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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2006, 12:27:45 PM »
It's Elisabeth Wilhelmine. The picture was painted by Johann Baptist Lampi in 1785.

Elisabeth was brought to Vienna in 1782. She was educated in a monastery founded by Empress Amalie Wilhelmine. In 1788 Archduke Maximilian Franz, the youngest son of Maria Theresia, made the marriage ceremony for Elisabeth and Franz.

Emperor Joseph II. loved Elisabeth a lot. When he was told that Elisabeth had died after she had given birth to her daughter Louise Elisabeth Franziska, he was devastated. Joseph, who was seriously ill, died two days after his beloved Elisabeth.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: Four wives of Emperor Franz II (I)
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2006, 08:24:40 PM »
Sad and very touching... :'(

Wonder where that portrait is right now ? Can you tell me ?