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Switzerland
Genève
Genève (Canton)

Quai du Mont-Blanc
(Rotonde du Mont-Blanc)

Impératrice et Reine Elisabeth

Elisabeth Empress and Queen of Austria-Hungary

Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern
München 1837-Genève 1898
Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary as spouse of Francis Joseph I.
(Wikipedia)
Philip Jackson
1998

Genève /  Impératrice et Reine Elisabeth   Genève /  Impératrice et Reine Elisabeth

Description

Bronze statue of the elegant queen on a pedestal of three steps.

Inscription(s)

On the steps:

IN MEMORIAM

ELISABETH IMPERATRICE D AUTRICHE, REINE DE HONGRIE

1898 - 10 SEPTEMBRE - 1998

On the back:

ASSOCIATION SISSI 1998 GENEVA

Signed: jackson

Annotation

In 1898 the Austrian Empress Elisabeth 'Sissi' is stabbed to death by an anarchist soon after she left hotel Beau-Rivage in Genève. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of this assassination, Beau-Rivage and the association Sissi had erected this statue near the hotel.

Genève - Impératrice et Reine Elisabeth

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Location (N 46°12'33" - E 6°9'2")

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