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Maria Theresa of Spain

1638 - 1683

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Maria Theresa of Spain (Spanish: María Teresa de Austria; French: Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche; 10 September 1638 – 30 July 1683) was Queen of France from 1660 to 1683 as the wife of King Louis XIV. She was born an Infanta of Spain and Portugal as the daughter of King Philip IV and Elisabeth of France, and was also an Archduchess of Austria as a member of the Spanish branch of the House of Habsburg. Her marriage in 1660 to King Louis XIV, her double first cousin, was arranged with the purpose of ending the lengthy war between France and Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Theresa of Spain has received more than 3,685,194 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Maria Theresa of Spain is the 37th most popular companion (down from 31st in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Spain (down from 48th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Companion.

Maria Theresa of Spain 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 companions, Maria Theresa of Spain ranks 37 out of 673Before her are Klara Hitler, Anne of Cleves, Mileva Marić, Tughril, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, and Eugénie de Montijo. After her are Livia, Madame du Barry, Catherine Parr, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Magda Goebbels, and Salman the Persian.

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Among people born in 1638, Maria Theresa of Spain ranks 2Before her is Louis XIV of France. After her are Shunzhi Emperor, Nicolas Malebranche, Nicolas Steno, Catherine of Braganza, Emperor Go-Sai, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Meindert Hobbema, James Gregory, Elisabetta Sirani, and Christoph Cellarius. Among people deceased in 1683, Maria Theresa of Spain ranks 3Before her are Turhan Hatice Sultan and Jean-Baptiste Colbert. After her are Kara Mustafa Pasha, Afonso VI of Portugal, Guarino Guarini, Louis, Count of Vermandois, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Jacob Stainer, Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg, and Juraj Križanić.

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Among people born in Spain, Maria Theresa of Spain ranks 51 out of 2,932Before her are Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), Lope de Vega (1562), Eugénie de Montijo (1826), and John of the Cross (1542). After her are Tomás de Torquemada (1420), Quintilian (35), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617), Ramon Llull (1232), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598), and Michael Servetus (1509).