The Year of Maria Theresa: The tragic death of Maria Josepha

October 15, 2017 Brittani 3

Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (Maria Josepha Gabriela Johanna Antonia Anna), the twelfth child of Maria Theresa I, Holy Roman Empress and Francis of Lorraine, was born on 19 March 1751 in Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The Archduchess, who was described as “delightfully pretty, pliant by nature” in Marie Antoinette, The Journey by Antonia Fraser, would have a short life, but she did [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: Maria Anna – The Learned Abbess

October 6, 2017 Moniek 0

Archduchess Maria Anna or Marianna) of Austria was born on 6 October 1738 at the Hofburg Palace as the eldest surviving daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis of Lorraine. As the eldest surviving child, she was heiress presumptive until the birth of her younger brother Joseph. She received an education but not much was expected [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: the second Maria Carolina

September 17, 2017 Brittani 0

In continuation of our “Year of Maria Theresa” series, we take a look at the birth of (the second) Maria Carolina. Born on 17 September 1748, Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria was born to Maria Theresa I, Holy Roman Empress and Francis of Lorraine. She was the second child of the couple to be named Maria Carolina. She [read more]

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