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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 5,313,786 page views. Her biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Maria Theresa is the 44th most popular politician (down from 42nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Austria (down from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 44 out of 15,577Before her are Richard III of England, Umar, Selim II, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Akhenaten, and Pericles. After her are Ulysses S. Grant, Nero, Leon Trotsky, Peter the Great, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Angela Merkel.

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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, Marie Anne de Mailly, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Horace Walpole, and Ebrahim Afshar. Among people deceased in 1780, Maria Theresa ranks 1After her are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Bernardo Bellotto, 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 Kristijonas Donelaitis.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Maria Theresa ranks 8 out of 1,237Before her are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Franz Kafka (1883), Franz Schubert (1797), Joseph Haydn (1732), Marie Antoinette (1755), and Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830). After her are Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), and Karl Popper (1902).

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