She was the identical twin sister of Princess Maria Anna, later Queen of Saxony.
Princess Sophie - Source picture: Wikipedia
She married Franz Karl, Archduke of Austria.
Franz Karl - Source picture: Wikipedia
During the Revolution of 1848, she persuaded her husband to give up his rights
of the throne in favour of her son, Franz Joseph.
At that time she was called 'the only man at court'.
In the Sissi movies she is best remembered due to her bad relationship
to Empress Elisabeth (Sissi).
Normally I hate rumors but this one I don't want to hold back.
Archduchess Sophie had a close relationship with Napoleon II.
Yes! The son of Napoleon I, at that time emperor of France.
Napoleon II lived at the Viennese Court with the title: Duke of Reichstadt.
Hofburg Vienna own picture
Schönbrunn Vienna own picture
She never recovered from the death of her younger son
Maximilian I, the Emperor of Mexico, who was killed by an execution.
She withdrew from public life and died in 1872.