A roundup of the Maria Theresa Year

December 30, 2017 Moniek 0

As the Year of Maria Theresa comes to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the articles! Total articles published: 35 Top 5 articles Marriage to Francis of Lorraine  Maria Johanna – The smallpox inoculation Joseph II – The male heir Charles Joseph  – Do not weep for me, mother Maria Elisabeth [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: Death of her mother Elisabeth Christine

December 21, 2017 Brittani Barger 0

The last edition of our series, the Year of Maria Theresa focuses on the death of her mother, Elisabeth Christine. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born on 28 August 1691 in Brunswick Brunswick-Lüneburg as the eldest daughter of Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen. When she was just 13-years-old, she became engaged to Archduke [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: Birth of Maximilian Francis

December 8, 2017 Moniek 1

On 8 December 1756, Maria Theresa gave birth to her 16th and final child, a son who was named Maximilian Francis. Maria Theresa was 39 years old, and after the birth, she suffered from a postnatal depression. As her fifth son, he was not expected to inherit any of the Habsburg lands. In 1780, he succeeded [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: Death of an Empress

November 29, 2017 Brittani Barger 0

The next edition of our series “The Year of Maria Theresa: Death of an Empress” focuses, on the end of Empress Maria Theresa’s, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions, 63-year life. On 13 May 1717, Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina, the future Holy Roman Empress, was born to Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and Elisabeth Christine of [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: Maria Antonia – Madame Déficit

November 2, 2017 Moniek 0

Her Majesty has given birth to a small yet perfectly healthy Archduchess. – Count Khevenhüller The Archduchess On the morning of 2 November 1755 Maria Theresa gave birth to her 15th child, a daughter named Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, they would call her Antoine. Like her siblings before her, her early youth was spent with [read more]

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