maria theresa austria
Austria

Queens Regnant – Maria Theresa of Austria

Maria Theresa was born on 13 May 1717 as the second but eldest surviving child of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in the Hofburg in Vienna. Her elder brother John died aged seven months. She had two younger sisters but no other brothers. Her father paved the way for her [read more]