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Maria Elisabeth of Austria

Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1680–1741), archduchess, governor of the Austrian Netherlands between 1724 and 1741 .

She was a daughter of emperor Leopold I and Eleonore-Magdalena of Pfalz-Neuburg. She never married and was in 1724 appointed as successor of Prince Eugene of Savoy by her brother Charles VI.

She had enough money at her disposal to manage a wealthy court, stimulating culture and music. She was very beloved by her subjects. Her politics were not always appreciated in Vienna.

When she died at the age of 61, she was first buried in Brussels, but moved to Vienna in 1749, where she lies now in the Imperial Crypte next to her brother Charles.

Ancestors

Preceded by
Prince Eugene of Savoy
Governor of the Austrian Netherlands
1724-1741
Succeeded by
Count Friedrich August von Harrach-Rohrau
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