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Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« on: February 09, 2006, 06:10:47 AM »
...and mother of the emperor Franz Josef.

Have anyone pics on her?

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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 04:12:49 AM »
I am not sure where I shoul post this pic but just in case. :)

Archduchess Sophie and her spouse Franz Karl


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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006, 07:01:08 AM »
I wonder if anybody has some information about archduchess Sophie, the mother of Franz Jozef I. ? I only read about her in the context of "Sissy", so these books paint a pretty negative picture about her.
I know, that she gave up being an empress in favour of her son-by convincing her husband to abdicate. How was she?

Im sorry, if there is an other thread, I didn't find so far, but also my net connection is very slowly, so search engine is out of the question :(
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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006, 09:15:39 AM »
Dear Nathalie,



I don't know if you understand German, but there are a couple of nice books about Archduchess Sophie.
- Sophie, die heimliche Kaiserin by Gerd Holler
- Kaiserliche Kindheit by Conte Corti (a book about the childhood of Franz Joseph and his siblings)
- Briefe Franz Josephs an seine Mutter, 1838-1872 by Franz Schnürer (this book contains many letters written by Franz Joseph)
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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 10:05:13 AM »
Also, Hellmut Andics, Die Frauen der Habsburger, has a chapter on Sophie.

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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006, 10:48:03 AM »
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Dear Nathalie,

there has already been a thread about the daughters of Maximilian I. Joseph of Bavaria. Maybe you are interested in it.

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/YaBB.cgi?num=1134318092


I don't know if you understand German, but there are a couple of nice books about Archduchess Sophie.
- Sophie, die heimliche Kaiserin by Gerd Holler
- [highlight]Kaiserliche Kindheit by Conte Corti (a book about the childhood of Franz Joseph and his siblings)[/highlight]
- Briefe Franz Josephs an seine Mutter, 1838-1872 by Franz Schnürer (this book contains many letters written by Franz Joseph)


Isn't "Kaiserliche Kindheit" by Gabriele Praschl-Bichler?

Conte Cortis book is "Vom Kind zum Kaiser".  ;)

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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2006, 05:05:28 PM »
You're absolutely right, Marie Valérie.  ;)

Kaiserliche Kindheit contains extracts of the diary of Archduke Carl Ludwig when he was a child. It's also a very nice book and you can find some information about Sophie in it.

I enjoyed reading Vom Kind zum Kaiser very much. I think it's the only book in which you can learn more about little Archduchess Maria Anna, Sophie's only daughter.
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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006, 09:05:04 AM »
The mother of Franz Josef, the archduchess Sophie, contributed largely to his accession with the throne. Indeed, supported by soldiers and diplomats like Schwarzenberg, she could impose her son after the revolution of 1848, with the detriment of her own husband the archduke François Charles.

Born Princess of Bavaria, she was the sister of Ludovika and thus the maternal aunt of Elisabeth.

Here, archduchess Sophie as a young lady :




Her children in 1838 :


Franz Josef sitting on the wooden horse, Ferdinand Max future emperor of Mexico,
Carl Ludwig and archduchess Maria Pia

Archduchess Sophie a few years later :

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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 12:40:45 PM »
Especially the first picture is beautiful! :)

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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 10:42:23 AM »
Yes, the first picture is really really beautiful!! She looks so fresh and lovely...a romantic princess. Please, Rani...where you have found the picture? It´s a portrait?


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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 01:15:43 PM »
I cut it out this of this cover of Gerd Hollers book "Sophie - die heimliche Kaiserin"


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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 01:21:57 PM »
Here in grey.


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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 01:32:18 PM »
It´s a wonderful portrait!! Please, if anyone have the full portrait in colour...it would be nice to see it here!!

By the way, Rani...I suppose you read easily german and you have read the book with the beautiful cover? I really wish to know more about the grand duchess, but I can´t find a bio wrotte in english or french, neither a translation to spanish  :-[

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Re: Archduchess Sophie,mother of Franz Josef
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2007, 02:41:50 PM »
MarieCharlotte...Rani...you´re the best!! Have you got more wonderful portraits of young Sophie? She was a very pretty girl, I think. Now I can understand why the people gossiped about her relationships with Gustav Wasa or Franz duke of Reichstadtt ;) It seems a great mistake to marry such a beautiful and energetic princess with the gentle but not very bright Franz Karl ;)