Elisabeth von Braunschweig
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Elisabeth (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
|Status:||Alive (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))|
|Born:||780 UC (471 IC / 3580 CE)|
|Father:||Otto von Braunschweig|
|Other relative(s):||Friedrich IV|
Sabine von Littenheim
Elisabeth von Braunschweig (Japanese: エリザベート・フォン・ブラウンシュヴァイク) was the daughter of Duke Otto von Braunschweig and Princess Christine, making her the granddaughter of the 36th Galactic Emperor Friedrich IV.
When Kaiser Friedrich IV died in November 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), 16 year old Elisabeth von Braunschweig became a contender for the crown, supported by her father, Otto von Braunschweig and his allies. Ultimately, the alliance between Imperial prime minister Klaus von Lichtenlade and admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm gave the throne to Erwin Josef II. Refusing to give up, Otto von Braunschweig allied himself with the Littenheim family, who had supported the Marquis' own daughter, Sabine von Littenheim for the throne, and formed the Lippstadt League. Elisabeth was catapulted into the middle of the Imperial Civil War. Her actions during the war, and her fate after the war, are both unknown. If the Braunschweig family was treated in the same way as the Lichtenlade family, then its assets would have been confiscated as spoils of war and the women and female children (Elisabeth included) sent to the frontier.
It was a suppressed fact that Elisabeth, and Sabine von Littenheim, had inherited a genetic disease via their mothers, who were sisters. Under the Inferior Genes Exclusion Act, this would have made Sabine and Elisabeth ineligible for the throne, and would have disgraced both Duke Braunschweig and Marquis Littenheim. (RET: 'Chapter IV')
A production sketch of Elisabeth at the age of 16 appears in the extra features of the DVD box set.