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    Maria Theresa of Austria Document Signed "Maria Theresa" as empress, two pages in German, 9" x 13.5", January 12, 1755, n.p. Maria Theresa ( 1717 - 1780) reigned as Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia. She was the eldest daughter of Emperor Charles VI, who promulgated the Pragmatic Sanction to allow her to succeed to the Hapsburg monarchy. Opposition to her acceding to the throne led to the War of the Austrian Succession in 1740. After Emperor Charles VII, who claimed the throne, died in 1745, Maria Theresa obtained the imperial crown for her husband, Francis I. Though she was technically empress consort, Maria Theresa was the de facto ruler of the nation, and she began styling herself Holy Roman Empress in 1745. In very fine condition.

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