Maria Theresa

1717 - 1780

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Theresa has received more than 3,615,997 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Maria Theresa is the 42nd most popular politician (down from 32nd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Austria (down from 5th 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 42 out of 15,710Before her are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Pericles, Huang Xianfan, Qin Shi Huang, David, and Richard III of England. After her are Martin Van Buren, Peter the Great, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Leon Trotsky, and Josip Broz Tito.

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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, Johann Stamitz, Peter III of Portugal, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Marie Anne de Mailly, Horace Walpole, and David Garrick. Among people deceased in 1780, Maria Theresa ranks 1After her are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Bernardo Bellotto, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Kristijonas Donelaitis, and William Blackstone.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Maria Theresa ranks 7 out of 1,075Before her are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Adolf Hitler (1889), Franz Kafka (1883), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), and Marie Antoinette (1755). After her are Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), and Stefan Zweig (1881).

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