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Maria Theresa of Austria (1717-1780), daughter of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor & Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Maria Theresa was an Archduchess of Austria & later Queen of Hungary & Bohemia (1740-1780) in her own right & Holy Roman Empress (1745-1765) as wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Empress Maria Theresa of Austria (1717-1780; reigned 1740-1780) was one of Europe’s strongest rulers during the eighteenth century. Her daughter, Maria Antonia (Marie Antoinette), was one of sixteen children.

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Maria Theresa gave birth to 16 children- 11 girls and 5 boys. Among them were future emperors Joseph II and Leopold II and Queen Marie Antoinette of France.

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Maria Theresa: Empress of Austria following the War of the Austrian Succession, she was Marie Antoinette's mother and took a dim view of Catherine the Great

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Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain (1638–1683), future Queen of France, in a hunting habit; circle of Diego Velazquez, 17th century

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Maria Theresia von Habsburg (1717-1780)/Biography

Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina von Habsburg, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, by van Meytens

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