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Maria Theresia of Austria

The Year of Maria Theresa

The year 2017 marks 300 years since the birth of the woman who would become the Empress Maria Theresa. Just like with Queen Mary I last year, the entire year will be dedicated to Maria Theresa and currently over 30 articles are planned. You can already read a little bit about Maria Theresa here. We [read more]

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The disinherited daughters of Joseph I

When Maria Theresa of Austria ascended the throne, it was due to her father’s efforts in getting the Mutual Pact of Succession amended into the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713. Her father was Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor and he had succeeded his brother, Joseph I in 1711 as Joseph had no male heirs. However, he did have [read more]