Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (1794–1874)

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Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis
Princess Esterházy of Galántha
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Princess Esterházy of Galántha
Reign25 November 1833 – 21 May 1866
PredecessorPrincess Maria Josepha of Liechtenstein
SuccessorPrincess Eugénie of Croÿ
Born(1794-07-06)6 July 1794
Regensburg, Free Imperial City of Regensburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died18 August 1874(1874-08-18) (aged 80)
Hütteldorf, Penzing, Vienna, Austria–Hungary
SpousePaul III Anthony, 8th Prince Esterházy of Galántha
IssuePrincess Maria Theresia
Princess Theresia Rosa
Nicholas III, 9th Prince Esterházy of Galántha
Full name
German: Maria Theresia
HouseThurn and Taxis
FatherKarl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
MotherDuchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
ReligionRoman Catholic

Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis,[1][2] full German name: Maria Theresia, Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis[1][2] (born 6 July 1794 in Regensburg, Free Imperial City of Regensburg, Holy Roman Empire;[1][2] died 18 August 1874 in Hütteldorf, Penzing, Vienna, Austria–Hungary[1][2]) was a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis and a Princess of Thurn and Taxis by birth and a member of the House of Esterházy and Princess Esterházy of Galántha from 25 November 1833 to 21 May 1866 through her marriage to Paul III Anthony, 8th Prince Esterházy of Galántha.[1][2]

Family[edit]

Maria Theresia was the third child and second daughter[1][2] of Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[1][2] She was an elder sister of Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria Theresia married Prince Paul Anthony Esterházy of Galántha, eldest child and son of Nicholas II, 7th Prince Esterházy of Galántha and his wife Princess Maria Josepha of Liechtenstein, on 18 June 1812 in Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria.[1][2] Maria Theresia and Paul Anthony had three children:[1]

Esterházy was a popular diplomat and Maria Theresia became admired by his contemporaries, especially during the Congress of Vienna. During his long tenure as Austrian Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1815-1842), she became a leader of fashionable society. She was invited to become one of the patronesses of Almack's, the centre of London social life: the patronesses had the final say as to who was and who was not socially acceptable.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 6 July 1794 – 18 June 1812: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis
  • 18 June 1812 – 25 November 1833: Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess Esterházy of Galántha, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • 25 November 1833 – 21 May 1866: Her Serene Highness The Princess Esterházy of Galántha, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • 21 May 1866 – 18 August 1874: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess Esterházy of Galántha, Princess of Thurn and Taxis

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Darryl Lundy (29 Dec 2008). "Maria Theresia Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-26.
Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (1794–1874)
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 6 July 1794 Died: 18 August 1874
Hungarian nobility
Preceded by
Princess Maria Josepha of Liechtenstein
Princess Esterházy of Galántha
25 November 1833 – 21 May 1866
Succeeded by
Princess Eugénie of Croÿ