Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Saxony

The Kingdom of Saxony began its life in 1806 as nearly 500 years of an Electorate of Saxony came to an end. The last elector became the first King of Saxony; his name was King Frederick Augustus I. The first Queen consort of Saxony was his wife, Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. She went on to deliver three [read more]

maria theresa
The Royal Women

A roundup of the Maria Theresa Year

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]

Maria Anna of Austria

Maria Anna of Austria – The learned abbess

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 of [read more]