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1882 - Jehovah

Author: Elisabeth, Queen of Romania under the pseudonym: Carmen Sylva

Her real name was Pauline Elisabeth Ottilie Luise zu Wied. She was born on December 29, 1843 in Neuwied, Germany. She was the daughter of a German Prince, Hermann zu Wied and Marie van Nassau-Weilburg.

At age 18 she was introduced to Prince Karel van Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and 8 years later they were married. They had a daughter, Maria, but she died in childhood. Her husband became monarch in 1866, king of Romania in 1881 until his death in 1914.

Lisabeth was very artistic. She played the piano and organ and graced herself with the art of singing. She painted and wrote books. She wrote fairy tales, poems and novels. Her books were published in German and Romanian, and also in a number of other languages like Dutch. She was also active in works of charity and in social and cultural areas. She helped to look after wounded soldiers during the Russian – Turkish War.

Elisabeth died after a full and rich life on March 2, 1916 in Bucharest, age 72

 

Elisabeth, Queen of Romania
1843 - 1916

 

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