Count Gyula Andrássy and Queen Elisabeth Cover Image

Andrássy Gyula gróf és Erzsébet királyné kapcsolata
Count Gyula Andrássy and Queen Elisabeth

Author(s): Monika Kozári
Subject(s): 19th Century
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Queen Elisabeth; wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I; Count Gyula Andrássy; fulfilled romance or Platonic love

Summary/Abstract: Count Gyula Andrássy and Queen Elisabeth have first met on the 8th of January in 1866, at the Burg, when the Hungarian delegation visited Vienna to honour Elisabeth. Their friendly relationship was established by the work they have done that year to achieve the compromise between Austria and Hungary.Both Elisabeth and Andrássy were well-known people of their time, so they knew a few things about each other before they met. Two fitting, smart and nice-looking people got together. Based on their letters, it is clear that Andrássy had loved Elisabeth, but it isn’t known if their relationship was a fulfilled romance, or just Platonic love. This knowledge was very much desired by their peers at the time, and people are still keen to know the truth. After a while, love or lust has become friendship. According to the daughter of Elisabeth, after the death of Andrássy, the queen was mourning her only true friend. Their relationship had an impact on politics from the beginning.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 37-45
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian