History's Sophie of Bavaria
History's Sophie of Bavaria
Biographical Information
Real Name: Princess Sophie of Bavaria
Title: Princess Sophie of Bavaria

Archduchess Sophie

Born: 27 January 1805
Death: 28 May 1872
Age: 67
Originally From: Munich, Bavaria
Husband: Franz Karl, Archduke of Austria
Children: Emperor Franz

Maximilian I of Mexico
Prince Karl Ludwig
Archduchess Maria Anna
Archduke Ludwig Viktor

Burial: Imperial Crypt
TV Character Information
First appearance: The Unexpected Guests
Portrays: Empress Sophia

Sophie of Bavari who was most famously know as Archduchess Sophie was the mother of Emperor Franz of Austria who became the longest reigning Emperor or Austria.




  • Had an identical twin sister, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony.
  • Archduchess Sophie was never Empress of Austria. She convinced her husband to abdicate during the Revolutions of 1848. Therefore Prince Franz was in fact Emperor Franz when he first met Sisi.
  • Emperor Franz preferred Elisabeth to her quiet older sister, Princess Helene and defied his mother's orders, choosing Elisabeth as his bride. As upon laying eyes on Sisi, Franz Joseph feel madly in love with her and demanded to marry her over Helene. His mother, Archduchess Sophie, had reservations about Elisabeth, as she found her unsuited; they were often at odds, especially in the early years of marriage.
  • Possibly lover with Napoleon II.

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Family TreeEdit

Archduke Franz Karl
Princess Sophie
Franz Joseph
Princess Sissi
Maximilian I of Mexico
Princess Maria Annunciata
Archduke Karl Ludwig
Maria Theresa
Archduchess Maria Anna
Archduke Ludwig Viktor
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Archduke Otto
Archduke Ferdinand Karl
Archduchess Margarete Sophie
Archduchess Maria Annunciata
Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie
Archduchess Sophie
Archduchess Gisela
Archduke Rudolf
Archduchess Marie-Valerie
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