Maria Theresa
biographical name 1717-1780 wife of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I archduchess of Austria & queen of Hungary & Bohemia

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  • Maria Theresa — • Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Roman German Empress, born 1717; died 1780 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Maria Theresa     Maria Theresa      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • MARIA THERESA° — (1717–1780), empress of Austria from 1740, the first female heir to the Hapsburg throne as a result of the Pragmatic Sanction (1713). She continued the hostile policy of charles vi , her father, against the Jews. Her passionate hatred, nurtured… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Maria Theresa — 1717 80; archduchess of Austria: wife of Francis I (1708 65), emperor of the Holy Roman Empire: dowager empress (1765 80): queen of Bohemia & Hungary (1740 80): mother of Marie Antoinette …   English World dictionary

  • Maria Theresa — For other uses, see Maria Theresa (disambiguation). Maria Theresa …   Wikipedia

  • Maria Theresa — /meuh ree euh teuh ray seuh, zeuh/ 1717 80, archduchess of Austria; queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740 80 (wife of Francis II; mother of Joseph II, Leopold II, Marie Antoinette). German, Maria Theresia /mah rddee ah te rdday zee ah/. * * * German… …   Universalium

  • MARIA THERESA —    empress of Austria, daughter of the Emperor Charles VI., a queenly woman; was in 1736 married to Francis of Lorraine; ascended the throne in 1740 on the death of her father, associating her husband with her in the government under the title of …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Maria Theresa — /maˌriə təˈreɪzə/ (say mah.reeuh tuh rayzuh) noun 1717–80, archduchess of Austria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740–80. German, Maria Theresia /maˈria teɪˈreɪzia (say mah reeah tay rayzeeah) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Maria Theresa — /meuh ree euh teuh ray seuh, zeuh/ 1717 80, archduchess of Austria; queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740 80 (wife of Francis II; mother of Joseph II, Leopold II, Marie Antoinette). German, Maria Theresia /mah rddee ah te rdday zee ah/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maria-Thérèsa — Provenance. Marie, vient de l hébreu mar yâm , signifie : princesse de la mer Thérèse, vient du grec Thêresia , nom d une île, près de Crète. Se fête le 7 juin. Histoire. Originaire de Castelnaudary, Marie Thérèse de Soubiran fonde en 1863 l… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • Maria Theresa — (1717 1780)    Hungary. Empress of Austria Hungary (1740 1780). From 1758, she announced a series of decrees with the intention of turning the Gypsies into Ujmagyar, New Hungarians. Government built huts replaced tents, while travel and horse… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

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