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Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria (1717-1780), Ignaz Manzador c. 1765 - c. 1791.

Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria (1717-1780), Ignaz Manzador c. 1765 - c. 1791.

6. Maria Theresa   Like all members of the House of Habsburg, Maria Theresa was a Roman Catholic, and a devout one as well. She believed that religious unity was necessary for a peaceful public life and explicitly rejected the idea of religious toleration. However, she never allowed the Church to interfere with what she considered to be prerogatives of a monarch and kept Rome at arm's length. She controlled the selection of archbishops, bishops and abbots.

6. Maria Theresa Like all members of the House of Habsburg, Maria Theresa was a Roman Catholic, and a devout one as well. She believed that religious unity was necessary for a peaceful public life and explicitly rejected the idea of religious toleration. However, she never allowed the Church to interfere with what she considered to be prerogatives of a monarch and kept Rome at arm's length. She controlled the selection of archbishops, bishops and abbots.

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789) Keizerin Maria-Theresia van Oostenrijk,from 1743 until 1745,pastel on parchment,54.2×68.2cm, Museum Mayer van den Bergh.

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789) Keizerin Maria-Theresia van Oostenrijk,from 1743 until 1745,pastel on parchment,54.2×68.2cm, Museum Mayer van den Bergh.

Maria Theresia, Queen of Hungary attributed to Martin van Meytens (auctioned by Tajan) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Maria Theresia, Queen of Hungary attributed to Martin van Meytens (auctioned by Tajan) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Brother of Marie Antoinette, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1 February 1745 – 18 January 1761) was the second son of the Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Brother of Marie Antoinette, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1 February 1745 – 18 January 1761) was the second son of the Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

A Portrait Of Maria Theresa, Archduchess Of Austria, Empress Of The Holy Roman Empire, Queen Of Hungary And Bohemia (1717-1780)

A Portrait Of Maria Theresa, Archduchess Of Austria, Empress Of The Holy Roman Empire, Queen Of Hungary And Bohemia (1717-1780)

María Carolina de Austria by Martin van Meytens - Interesting and forgotten - life and curiosities of past eras. - Fashion of the 18th century. Ladies and pane- (1730-1775)

María Carolina de Austria by Martin van Meytens - Interesting and forgotten - life and curiosities of past eras. - Fashion of the 18th century. Ladies and pane- (1730-1775)

"Empress Maria Theresa of Austria" by Jean-Etienne Liotard (c. 1770).  A fur trimmed brunswick.

Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, circa 1770

"Empress Maria Theresa of Austria" by Jean-Etienne Liotard (c. 1770). A fur trimmed brunswick.

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