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 Margarete Theresia

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Margarete Theresia Famous memorial

Birth
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Death
12 Mar 1673 (aged 21)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot
Leopold Crypt
Memorial ID
6793109 View Source

Consort Queen of Austria. Descendant of the Habsburg branch of Spain, the eldest daughter of the second marriage of King Philip IV, she married (1666) her uncle Leopold I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The marriage, opposed for a long time by her father for dynastic reasons relating to the succession to the throne of Spain, and desired strongly by the Austrian sovereign in the absence of heirs, was particularly happy and prolific but short-lived. However, none of the children survived. She, like her husband, was passionate about music but is above all remembered for her almost obsessive religiosity and on the edge of superstition. In fact, after a negative outcome of her pregnancy (1669), she induced her husband to expel the Jews from Vienna (1670) as they were held responsible for the calamities that occurred to the royal family. Margarete Theresia died, after her last pregnancy, from lung complications from cancer.

Consort Queen of Austria. Descendant of the Habsburg branch of Spain, the eldest daughter of the second marriage of King Philip IV, she married (1666) her uncle Leopold I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The marriage, opposed for a long time by her father for dynastic reasons relating to the succession to the throne of Spain, and desired strongly by the Austrian sovereign in the absence of heirs, was particularly happy and prolific but short-lived. However, none of the children survived. She, like her husband, was passionate about music but is above all remembered for her almost obsessive religiosity and on the edge of superstition. In fact, after a negative outcome of her pregnancy (1669), she induced her husband to expel the Jews from Vienna (1670) as they were held responsible for the calamities that occurred to the royal family. Margarete Theresia died, after her last pregnancy, from lung complications from cancer.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 20 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6793109
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6793109/margarete_theresia: accessed ), memorial page for Margarete Theresia (12 Jul 1651–12 Mar 1673), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6793109, citing Kapuzinergruft, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria; Maintained by Find a Grave.