Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and his wife, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel , welcomed their first daughter, Maria Theresa, into the world on May 13, 1717. She was born at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.
Marriage to Francis Stephen after 13 days of engagement and deciding between three other princes who maria would marry.
Birth of Children
Maria Anna was Maria Theresa's first surviving child ,of 13 other surviving children including Marie Antionette and Ferdinand .The other 3 died very young. Theresa blamed her constant pregnancy on why she couldn't be at the battlefield as most children were born during wartime.
Made her husband co-ruler of Austrian and Bohemian lands .So he could legally become the next emperor of the holy roman empire
Maria Theresa comes to power
Charles's eldest daughter as the heir to all his Hapsburg territories. In the theory this agreement guaranteed Maria Theresa a peaceful reign.
The war ended
Which she reformed her government ,and military. Maria Theresa had lost the region of Silesia.
Seven Year's of War
Austria attemted to capitalize on Prussia already fighting with other countries in the ongoing wars to regain Silesia. Austria lost Russian support after failed peace talks. Later Catherine the Great of Russia was able to peacefully end the wars. Austria simply was back where it started before the war.
After Maria's husband died on 18 August 1765 she made her son Joseph II Holy roman emporer with restricted control; however he was made an equal co-ruler on september 17 1765 to have control over lands controled by theresa's husband. When the head Austrian general died on this date Joseph was given complete military control.
The disease was contracted from her Daughter-in-Law Maria Josepha. Theresa survived but Josepha did not, yet never fully recovered and pasted the disease to her daughter who also died.
Maria fell ill due to imune weakness after 1767 smallpox on nov. 24 1780 and died of primarily edema in five days at 9 am surrounded by her family. She was buried next to her husband in the Imperial crypt in Vienna.