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: 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 of [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: Holy Roman Empress

September 13, 2017 Amy Eloise Kelly 0

When Maria Theresa’s father, Emperor Charles VI died in 1740; Maria Theresa’s sex meant that she was barred from becoming Holy Roman Empress in her own right. However, she did inherit many of her father’s family dominions which he had secured for her during his lifetime by pushing through an act called the Pragmatic sanction in [read more]

The Year of Maria Theresa: The Exhumation Order

September 10, 2017 Moniek 0

Maria Theresa was very much her father’s daughter and one of the things she inherited from him was her fascination concerning the exhumation of her distant ancestors. The remains of Elizabeth of Carinthia, Queen of the Romans, Leopold the Glorious, Duke of Austria and his wife, Catherine of Savoy, Henry the Friendly and his wife, [read more]

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