Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria

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Maria Anna Josepha of Austria
Electoral Princess of the Palatinate
Anonym Erzherzogin Maria Anna Josepha.jpg
Spouse John William, Elector Palatine
Father Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Eleonora Gonzaga
Born 30 December 1654
Regensburg
Died 4 April 1689 (aged 34)
Vienna

Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (30 December 1654 – 4 April 1689),was a Duchess consort of Jülich-Berg and Electoral Princess of the Palatinate.

Born in Regensburg, she was the youngest surviving daughter of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor and his third wife Eleonora Gonzaga.

Life[edit]

In Wiener Neustadt on 25 October 1678 Maria Anna married John William, Electoral Prince of the Palatinate and brother of Empress Eleonor Magdalene, third wife of Rmperor Leopold I (Maria Anna's half-brother). The wedding ceremony was performed by Archbishop Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch, who that in memory of this event and the previous wedding of Maria Anna's sister Eleanor was in the main square of Wiener Neustadt build a Marian column.[1] After the marriage, the Electoral Prince and Princess settled in Düsseldorf, where they lead an elaborate royal household.[2]

As a gift to the newlyweds, Philip William, Elector Palatine (John William's father) ceded to them the Duchies of Jülich and Berg in 1679.[3] During her marriage, the Electoral Princess gave birth two children, but either survive infancy:[4][5]

  • A son (b. and d. Düsseldorf, 6 February 1683).
  • A son (b. and d. Düsseldorf, 5 February 1686).

Maria Anna died of tuberculosis during a visit to the imperial court in Vienna. She was buried in the Imperial Crypt.

Ancestors[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles II of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Anna of Bavaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand III
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William V of Bavaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Anna of Bavaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renata of Lorraine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Anna Josepha of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles I of Mantua
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles II Gonzaga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine of Mayenne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eleanora Gonzaga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francesco IV Gonzaga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Gonzaga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Margarida of Savoy
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ferdinand C. Böheim, Wendelin Boeheim: Chronicle of Wiener-Neustadt, vol. 2, Prandel & Ewald, 1863, p. 173.
  2. ^ K. Strauven: About Artistic life and work in Dusseldorf to Düsseldorf school of painting under Director Schadow, H. Voss, 1862, p. 12.
  3. ^ Geschichtswerkstatt-Duesseldorf.de (retrieved 06 June 2014).
  4. ^ Gustav Prümm: A win for life, Books on Demand, 2009, p. 54.
  5. ^ Complete Genealogy of the House of Wittelsbach (retrieved 6 June 2014).

References[edit]

  • Harm Klueting, Wolfgang Schmale: The Empire and its territorial states in the 17th and 18th centuries, Volume 10, LIT Edit. Münster, 2004, p. 69.
  • Constantin von Wurzbach: Maria Anna Josepha. Nr. 219. In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, vol. 7, Edit. L. C. Zamarski, Vienna 1861, p. 29.

External links[edit]

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