Princess Sophie of Bavaria
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Princess Sophie of Bavaria

Second + Emperor + Princess
Female
Born Jan 27, 1805
Hometown Munich
Died May 28, 1872
Death Place Vienna

Sophie Friederike Dorothee Wilhelmine, Princess of Bavaria was born to King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Karoline 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. Her son Maximilian reigned as Emperor of Mexico.… Read More

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Princess Sophie of Bavaria
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CHILDHOOD

1805 Birth Born on January 27, 1805.

TEENAGE

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

FORTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

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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