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Grand Duchess Gisele with Crown Prince Rudolf
Carte de visite
Paul Frecker provides the following comments:
"A carte-de-visite showing two of the children of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi) and the Emperor, Franz Joseph.
Grand Duchess Gisele was the second of the Imperial couples four children but the oldest to survive infancy (an older daughter Sophie died at the age of two). Born at Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna on 12 July 1856, in 1873 Gisele married Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846-1930). She died in Munich on 27 July 1932.
She is seen here with her younger brother, Crown Prince Rudolf (1858-1889) heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, who's suicide at Meyerling remains the subject of speculation.
Photographed by L. Angerer of Vienna, identified by his backplate."