Adelaide of Hesse

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Poland

The Kingdom of Poland existed several times throughout history. The first Kingdom of Poland from 1025 to 1385. In 1000, Poland was recognised as a state during the Congress of Gniezo by the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope. Duke Boleslaus I the Brave of Poland became its first King in 1025. Boleslaus was married four [read more]

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Austria

The disinherited daughters of Joseph I

When Maria Theresa of Austria ascended the throne, it was due to her father’s efforts in getting the Mutual Pact of Succession amended into the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713. Her father was Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor and he had succeeded his brother, Joseph I in 1711 as Joseph had no male heirs. However, he did have [read more]

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Maria Josepha of Austria

Maria Josepha of Saxony – Mother of Kings

Maria Josepha of Saxony is not really a well-known person, perhaps because the man she married died before he became King, but she became the mother of three Kings, including the tragic Louis XVI. Maria Josepha was born the daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Prince-Elect of Saxony and King of Poland and Maria Josepha of [read more]