Charlotte was born on 20 October 1700 at the Palais-Royal as the daughter of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Françoise Marie de Bourbon. She was known as Mademoiselle de Valois. She spent her youth in the Abbey of Chelles and the Val-de-Grâce Abbey. By 1715 she was living back at the Palais-Royal with her family as her future [read more]
The fourth son and fourteenth child of Maria Theresa and her husband Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, was born on 1 June 1754. The baby Archduke was named Ferdinand Karl. As one of the last children of the Imperial couple, it was always unlikely that Ferdinand would rule as Emperor or reign over any of [read more]
Day six of my Vienna trip was my last full day in Vienna and I used it to visit three museums. I bought a combi-ticket for both locations of the Art History museum and for the Imperial Treasury. I began in the Imperial Treasury because it was the first to open!