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The Year of Maria Theresa: Coronation as Queen of Hungary

by Carol in Maria Theresia of Austria 0

When Maria Theresa inherited the Habsburg lands in 1740 on the death of her father, the only part of her empire that seemed secure was Hungary. The Hungarian Diet (parliament) had previously agreed to her accession to the throne and plans began almost immediately for a coronation ceremony. From 1536 until 1830 the Hungarian coronation ceremony was always held in Pressburg (Bratislava). The event was [read more]

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