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Maria Leopoldine of Austria

Maria Leopoldine (6 April 1632, Innsbruck – 7 August 1649) was Holy Roman Empress as the spouse of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.

Biography

She was a daughter of Leopold V, Archduke of Austria and Claudia de' Medici and empress consort of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. On 2 July 1648 in Linz, she married Ferdinand. She bore him one child, Karl Josef of Austria (7 August 1649), who died in his mid-teens. Maria Leopoldine died in childbirth 7 August 1649, and is buried in tomb 21 in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.

Ancestors

Maria Leopoldine's ancestors for three generations'
Maria Leopoldine of Austria Father:
Leopold V, Archduke of Austria
Paternal Grandfather:
Charles II of Austria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Paternal Grandmother:
Maria Anna of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Albert V, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Austria
Mother:
Claudia de' Medici
Maternal Grandfather:
Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Eleonora di Toledo
Maternal Grandmother:
Christina, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Charles III, Duke of Lorraine
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Claude of Valois

Literature

  • Gigi Beutler: Die Kaisergruft, Wien 1993
  • Richard Reifenscheid: Die Habsburger. Von Rudolf I. bis Karl I.; Verlag Styria Graz/Wien/Köln 1982, ISBN 3-85001-484-3
Preceded by
Maria Anna of Spain
Empress of the Holy Roman Empire
1648–1649
Succeeded by
Eleanor of Mantua
German Queen
1648–1649
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