Monday, April 9, 2012

Archduchess Elisabeth to become a nun

April 9, 1932

Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, sister of Archduchess Maria Dorothea, who died last week, announced today "that she was entering a convent," according to the Associated Press.

The two sisters "lived a secluded life in recent years" at the family's Alscut estate in Hungary.   It was the death of the Maria Dorothea, widow of the Duke of Orléans that strengthened the 60-year-old Elisabeth's "desire to pass her remaining days in a convent."

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