Elisabeth Gabriele Herzogin in Bayern

English: Elisabeth, Queen of Belgium (born Elisabeth Gabriele Valérie Marie, Duchess in Bavaria) (July 25, 1876 – November 23, 1965), was the queen consort of Albert I of Belgium and was the mother of Leopold III of Belgium. Her father was Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, an ophthalmologist of recognized reputation. She was named in honor of her father's sister, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sissi. Her mother was Maria Josepha of Portugal, daughter of exiled Miguel I of Portugal. After the World War II Elisabeth was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government.

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