Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria (1748)

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Archduchess Maria Carolina
Extract from a portrait of Martin van Meytens, who represented the three daughters of Maria Theresa who died in infancy.
Father Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Maria Theresa of Austria
Born (1748-09-17)17 September 1748
Vienna, Austria
Died 17 September 1748(1748-09-17) (aged 0)
Vienna, Austria
Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna

Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria (17 September 1748 - 17 September 1748) (German: Maria Karolina), was the ninth child and daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.


On 17 September 1748, Empress Maria Theresa gave birth to a daughter. The child showed alarming signs and it was decided she must be baptized hurriedly; she was named Maria Carolina, in memory of her older deceased sister. The little Archduchess died the same day. The Empress was relieved to learn that her child had time to be baptized before dying.

Maria Carolina was buried in the Imperial Crypt, Vienna.


  • Elfriede Iby, "Marie-Thérèse, biographie d'une souveraine".