WHY WAS EMPRESS SISSI MURDERED?
The greatest mysteries of history unveiled
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS
For most of us, Sissi is, first and foremost, the fictional character embodied in the movies by the delightful Romy Schneider. But who was the real the Empress of Austria? Who is hiding behind the mischievous Sissi?
SECRETS OF HISTORY looks back at the extraordinary destiny of Elisabeth Wittelsbach, Empress of Austria, called Sissi, and wonders why she was murdered on September 10, 1898, by an Italian anarchist.
Was it a conspiracy or an personal act? What were the reasons for the murder? Why was the Empress of Austria the target of such an attack?