Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia
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|Anne of Bohemia and Austria|
Anne of Austria by Anton Boys
12 April 1432|
|Died||13 November 1462
|Noble family||House of Habsburg|
|Spouse(s)||William III, Duke of Luxemburg|
|Father||Albert II of Germany|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Bohemia|
Her posthumous brother Ladislaus, Duke of Austria (1440–57) succeeded, very underage, as king of Bohemia and later also as king of Hungary. Anne also had a younger sister, Elisabeth, who was to become later a queen of Poland and grand duchess of Lithuania.
In right of Anne, William became Duke of Luxembourg from 1457 when Anne's brother Ladislaus died childless. Though, their rights to the land were disputed by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy, and in 1469, William concluded that the possession's keeping was untenable against Burgundian attacks, and retreated to his Thuringian lands – that however took place when Anne was already dead.
They had two surviving daughters:
- Margaret of Thuringia (1449 – 13 July 1501), who married John II, Elector of Brandenburg, and whose direct main heirs have been Electors of Brandenburg, then Kings of Prussia, and then German Emperors.
- Katharina of Thuringia (1453 – 10 July 1534), who married Duke Henry II of Münsterberg and who has surviving descendants, mainly among Bohemian high nobility.
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