Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg

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Archduchess Maria
Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
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Maria of Habsburg and her daughter Marie Eleonore
Born (1531-05-15)15 May 1531
Prague
Died 11 December 1581(1581-12-11) (aged 50)
Hambach Castle, Niederzier
Spouse William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
House Habsburg
Father Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Anna of Bohemia and Hungary

Archduchess Maria of Austria (15 May 1531 – 11 December 1581) was the daughter of Emperor Ferdinand I from the House of Habsburg and Anna Jagiello.

She married William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg on 18 July 18, 1546 as his second wife and they had the following children:

  1. Marie Eleonore (25 June 1550 – 1608); married Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia.
  2. Anna (1 March 1552 – 6 October 1632); married Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg.
  3. Magdalene (2 November 1553 – 30 July 1633); married John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, brother of Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg.
  4. Charles Frederick (1555–75)
  5. Elizabeth (1556–61)
  6. Sibylle (1557–1627); married Karl II Habsburg (1560–1618) of Austria, Margrave of Burgau, a morganatic son of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria
  7. John William (28 May 1562 – 25 March 1609), Bishop of Münster, Count of Altena, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg; married firstly, in 1585, to Jakobea of Baden (1558–97), daughter of Philibert, Margrave of Baden-Baden; married secondly, in 1599, to Antonia of Lorraine (1568–1610), daughter of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine).

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