Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1835–1840)

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Archduchess Maria Anna
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Born (1835-10-27)27 October 1835
Vienna, Austria
Died 5 February 1840(1840-02-05) (aged 4)
Vienna, Austria
Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Father Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
Mother Sophie, Princess of Bavaria

Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (27 October 1835 – 5 February 1840), was by birth an Archduchess of Austria and member of the House of Habsburg.

She was the fourth child and only daughter of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and his wife, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, daughter of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Caroline of Baden.

Life[edit]

Named in honor of her paternal aunt Maria Anna of Savoy, who in March 1835 married with Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, she was baptized with the names of Maria Anna Karolina Annunziata Johanna Josepha Gabriela Theresa Katharina Margaretha Philomena,[1] although in the family she was called Ännchen.

At birth, she seemed to be robust but soon she started to showing signs of epilepsy,[a] finally dying aged 4 after a violent seizure.[3] She was buried in the Ferdinand Vault at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Epilepsy was run among the descendants of Emperor Leopold II.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kais. kön. priv. Bothe von und für Tirol und Vorarlberg, No 50, 22 June 1840, Innsbruck, p. 197.
  2. ^ Hans Bankl: Die kranken Habsburger: Befunde und Befindlichkeiten einer Herrscherdynastie. Band 15360 von Goldmanns Taschenbücher, ed. Goldmann TB 2005, ISBN 978-344215360-2
  3. ^ Franz Carl Weidmann: Oesterreichischer Erinnerungs-Kalender. Historisch-chronistischer Ueberblick denkwürdiger, den österreichischen Kaiserstaat betreffender Ereignisse vom 1. Jänner 1840 bis 31. December 1845. Vienna, January 1846. In: Austria: österreichischer Universal-Kalender. ed. Klang 1847, vol. XLIII ff.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Egon Caesar Conte Corti: Vom Kind zum Kaiser. Die Jugend Kaiser Franz Josefs und seiner Brüder. Band 1 von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. Pustet, 1950.
  • Cölestin Wolfsgruber: Die Kaisergruft bei den Kapuzinern in Wien. ed. Alfred Hölder, 1887, N°. 87, p. 307 ff. online
  • Constantin von Wurzbach: Habsburg, Franz Karl Joseph in: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, vol. 6. Kaiserlich-königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1861, p. 357 online

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