Princess Sophie of Bavaria

Princess Sophie of Bavaria

Bavarian Princess
Born Jan 27, 1805

Sophie Friederike Dorothee Wilhelmine, Princess of Bavaria was born to King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Caroline of Baden. She was the identical twin sister of Princess Maria Anna of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony as wife of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Sophie of Bavaria.


1805 Birth Born on January 27, 1805.


1824 19 Years Old On 4 November 1824, she married Franz Karl, Archduke of Austria. … Read More


1848 43 Years Old Her ambition to place her oldest son on the Austrian throne was a constant theme in Austrian politics. At the time she was called "the only man at court". During the Revolution of 1848, she persuaded her somewhat feeble-minded husband to give up his rights to the throne in favour of Franz Joseph, her son. … Read More


1867 62 Years Old Sophie kept a detailed diary most of her life which reveals much about Austrian court life. She was deeply affected in 1867 by the execution in Mexico of her second son Maximilian. … Read More
1872 67 Years Old She died of a brain tumor in 1872. … Read More
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