History : May-Jun 2019
XXXXXXXXXXX RUDOLF, Sisi’s son and the heir to the throne, is found dead at age 30 beside the body of his teenage lover in a suicide pact. In her grief Sisi travels abroad for long periods. SISI is stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist while about to take a ferry across Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). She is buried in the Capuchin Crypt, Vienna. 1889 1898 SANDRA RACCANELLO/FOTOTECA 9X12 IMPERIAL SPLENDOR Built in the 13th century, the Hofburg in Vienna was the imperial seat of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty. The palace’s warren of lavish private and state apartments contrasted greatly with the modest mansion where Sisi grew up.