Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa

[muh-ree-uh tuh-rey-suh, -zuh]
noun
1717–80, archduchess of Austria; queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740–80 (wife of Francis II; mother of Joseph II, Leopold II, Marie Antoinette).
German Maria Theresia [mah-ree-ah te-rey-zee-ah] .
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Maria Theresa (məˈriːə təˈreɪzə)
 
n
1717--80, archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1740--80); the daughter and heiress of Emperor Charles VI of Austria; the wife of Emperor Francis I; the mother of Emperor Joseph II. In the War of the Austrian Succession (1740--48) she was confirmed in all her possessions except Silesia, which she attempted unsuccessfully to regain in the Seven Years' War (1756--63)

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