Friday, July 13, 2012

Spanish uprising sends young Archduchess back to Vienna

July 13, 1898

A "threatened uprising against the Spanish dynasty" is the probable reason for the young Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria's hasty return to Vienna.  It is understood that she will "some day be betrothed to King Alfonso" if he is not "ousted from this throne," reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.

The first rumors of a possible marriage between Archduchess Elisabeth, only child of the late Crown Prince Rudolf, and the young King Alfonso, surfaced earlier this year in London.

The King's mother, now Queen Regent Maria Cristina, was born Archduchess Maria Christina.


phoebes in santa fe said...

Interesting tidbit. I've often wondered what happened to Rudolf and Stephanie's daughter. Did she marry in Spain?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No. She married Prince Otto of Windisch-Graetz

They eventually divorced. SHe became a socialist, married an Austrian socialist and died in the early 1960s. She was known as the Red Archduchess.

phoebes in santa fe said...

After I posted the comment, I went over to Wiki and read that entry. Very interesting life she led!