Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary – Stamps of Hungary & Austria on Elisabeth
She was born in Bavaria on 24 Dec 1837 . Her mother was half sister of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She was a Duchess of Bavaria and married Emperor Franz Joseph I . Thus by her marriage to Franz Joseph she became Empress of Austria ,Queen of Hungary , Bohemia ,Dalmatia and Croatia. She had traveled widely in her Kingdom and was a true European Citizen of her times. When she died in 1898 in Geneva she was the longest serving Empress of Austria at 44 years.
Austria issued a stamp on 100th Death Anniversary of Empress Elisabeth on 10 Sep 1998 and Hungary issued a stamp on Queen Elisabeth in the EUROPA series under famous people category on 02 May 1996.
A First Day Cover cum special cover with stamps and cancellations of Hungary & Austria on this unique personality is listed.