Elisabeth Ludovika Queen Consort of Prussia
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (8,13,31)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
German royalty, a Princess of Bavaria and later Queen consort of Prussia.
Elisabeth was the daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his Queen Friederike Karoline Wilhelmine Margravine of Baden. She was the identical twin sister of Queen Amalie of Saxony, consort of King John I of Saxony, and sister of Archduchess Sophie of Austria; as well as Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria, mother of Franz Josef's consort, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi), who was Elisabeth's godchild and namesake.
On 29 November 1823, she married the future King Frederick William IV of Prussia. Becoming Queen consort of Prussia in 1840, she was never without influence in Prussian politics, where she was active in preserving the close friendship between Prussia and the Austrian Empire.
After her husband's death on 2 January 1861, Elisabeth lived quietly at her seats at Sanssouci, Charlottenburg, and Stolzenfels and dedicated herself to charity work in memory of her late husband. Her brother-in-law, Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany, held her in high regard as a true friend.
During a visit to her sister, Queen Amalie of Saxony, Elisabeth died on 14 December 1873 in Dresden.