Maria Theresa

1717 - 1780

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Maria Theresa (Maria Theresia Walburga Amalia Christina; 13 May 1717 – 29 November 1780) was ruler of the Habsburg dominions from 1740 until her death in 1780, and the only woman to hold the position suo jure (in her own right). She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Galicia and Lodomeria, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Theresa has received more than 5,576,035 page views. Her biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Maria Theresa is the 35th most popular politician (up from 43rd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Austria (up from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Politician.

Maria Theresa was born in 1717 and died in 1780. She was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress.

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Among politicians, Maria Theresa ranks 35 out of 19,576Before her are Huang Xianfan, Constantine the Great, Winston Churchill, Attila, Osman I, and Umar. After her are Richard III of England, Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, Hillary Clinton, Saddam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat.

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Among people born in 1717, Maria Theresa ranks 1After her are Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Pope Pius VI, Mustafa III, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Peter III of Portugal, Johann Stamitz, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Marie Anne de Mailly, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Horace Walpole, and David Garrick. Among people deceased in 1780, Maria Theresa ranks 1After her are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Bernardo Bellotto, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano, and Johann Ludwig Krebs.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Maria Theresa ranks 4 out of 1,424Before her are Adolf Hitler (1889), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), and Marie Antoinette (1755). After her are Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), and Stefan Zweig (1881).

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