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
Born30 December 1654
Regensburg
Died14 April 1689 (aged 34)
Vienna
Burial
SpouseJohn William, Elector Palatine
HouseHouse of Habsburg
FatherFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherEleonora Gonzaga
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (30 December 1654 – 14 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 Emperor 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 led 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 neither 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]

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).
  6. ^ a b Eder, Karl (1961), "Ferdinand III.", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 5, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 85–86; (full text online)
  7. ^ a b "Gonzaga, Eleonora II (1628–1686)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research. 2002. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b Eder, Karl (1961), "Ferdinand II.", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 5, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 83–85; (full text online)
  9. ^ a b Wurzbach, Constantin, von, ed. (1861). "Habsburg, Maria Anna von Bayern" . Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich [Biographical Encyclopedia of the Austrian Empire] (in German). 7. p. 23 – via Wikisource.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "GONZAGA: LINEA SOVRANA DI MANTOVA". Enciclopedia genealogica del Mediterraneo (in Italian). Società Genealogica Italiana [Italian Genealogical Society]. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Gonzaga, Maria (1609–1660)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research. 2002. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b Wurzbach, Constantin, von, ed. (1860). "Habsburg, Karl II. von Steiermark" . Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich [Biographical Encyclopedia of the Austrian Empire] (in German). 6. p. 352 – via Wikisource.
  13. ^ a b Wurzbach, Constantin, von, ed. (1861). "Habsburg, Maria von Bayern" . Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich [Biographical Encyclopedia of the Austrian Empire] (in German). 7. p. 20 – via Wikisource.
  14. ^ a b Sigmund Ritter von Riezler (1897), "Wilhelm V. (Herzog von Bayern)", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 42, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 717–723
  15. ^ a b Cartwright, Julia Mary (1913). Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan and Lorraine, 1522-1590. New York: E. P. Dutton. pp. 536–539.

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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