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Barbara Káli-Rozmis, Researcher of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

“Authentic paintings have never been made of Mama. (…) And it will happen to everything that is said or written about her” – wrote Marie Valerie, Elisabeth’s daughter in her diary on 31 December 1898. 


I have graduated from the faculty of arts specialised in Hungarian and English literature and grammar. I have been interested in the past and present of the royal families, and research the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Queen of Hungary) and her family. I have been involved in several projects relating to Elisabeth. For more than seven years, I have been publishing articles in Hungarian and English. I also have presentations about the Empress in both languages. Besides, I take part in publishing books about her (I am the lector-editor of some books on her). I also have a YouTube channel (about Elisabeth) – the latest videos are subtitled.

Thanks to one of my videos, the Hungarian branch of the Habsburg family got to know my work and contacted me. Through Count János Seremetyeff-Papp, who is close to the family, they received several of my articles and short films and decided to open their family archives, which had been closed to others. In recognition of my work, Archduke Michael von Habsburg-Lothringen, great-grandson of Queen Elisabeth, wrote a recommendation for my book, emphasising that I present authentically the life of Queen Elisabeth and her role in the Hungarian history.

My book about Empress-Queen Elisabeth: HERE

I. Why Elisabeth?

As the researcher of Elisabeth, I am often asked how I started to be interested in Empress Elisabeth of Austria. People are usually surprised that for me it was not the Sissi-trilogy that arose my attention but an article about her in a newspaper, which stated that the next year there would be the 100th anniversary of Elisabeth’s death, and then some interesting things were written about her beauty cult. This article and a posthumous portrait of her (by Gyula Benczúr, 1899) made such an impact on me that I wanted to know everything about her. More than twenty years have passed since then. On 10th September 2018, it was the 120th anniversary, which is highly important to me. That is why and on that occasion, I founded the TEMPT – The Empress Memory Team, which aim is to keep the memory of Elisabeth alive and make an attempt to present her as trustworthy as it is possible.

10 September 2018, Barbara Káli-Rozmis

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II. Curriculum Vitae

From 2005 teaching English and Hungarian language

From 2008 Researcher of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

From 2012-től Teaching literary style at a Journalist School

In 2012 “The relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn” – Research and Thesis

From 2015-től blog and the Facebook page about Empress Elisabeth and her family (articles in Hungarian and English)

From 2016-tól a TUMAG – Magazine for Conscious People –

III. My Education

2009–2012 – Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences: English and American Studies – Business English and Translation

2006–2008: Eszterházy Károly College, Faculty of Humanities – Teacher of Hungarian Language and Literature

2003–2005 – University of Szeged – Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College – Hungarian and English language and literature

2012– 2015 Krúdy Gyula Journalists School – Journalists – Editor – Press Secretary (Accredited Training)

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Subtitled in English: The Buda Hills Summer Villa of Sisi and her Children during Cholera