Elisabeth of Austria (1554 – 1592). Queen of France from 1570 to 1574 as the wife of King Charles IX. A member of the House of Habsburg, she was the daughter of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (son of Ferdinand I and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary), and Maria of Spain (eldest daughter of Charles V).
- "La principessa era ritenuta fra le più belle d'Europa, per i suoi
capelli biondo-rossicci, gli occhi marrone scuro, il viso aggraziato e
l'incantevole sorriso." [The princess was considered one of the most
beautiful in Europe, with her reddish-blond hair, hazel eyes, the
graceful face and the enchanting smile].