Portrait of a young Maria Theresa of Austria, Queen of Saxony. She was the first daughter and oldest child of the future Leopold II and Maria Luisa of Spain.
A rare candid image of Archduchess MAria Theresa of Austria Teschen (neé princess of Tuscany), pregnant of her son, Archduke Leo Karl. 1893.
Maria Theresa was spouse of Archduke Karl Stephan, brother of Queen Regent Maria Christina of Austria and Queen Maria Theresia of Bavaria. And also, was daughter of Princess Maria Inmakulata Bourbon two Sicilies, daughter of king Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
Archduchess Marie Josepha of Austria and her son the future Karl I of Austria
Stéphanie (21 May 1864 – 23 August 1945), Princess of Belgium, Crown Princess of Austria and Princess Lónyai of Nagy-Lónya
Archduchess Elisabeth Maria, daughter of Crown Prince Rudolf and Crown Princess Stéphanie (2 September 1883, Laxenburg – 16 March 1963, Vienna) - called ”The Red Archduchess” for being a socialist and a member of the Austrian Social Democratic Party.
Archduchess Isabella of Austria-Teschen, neé princess of Croy. 1909.
Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, neé princess of Saxony. Early 1900s.
On March 19th, 1751, Maria Theresa gave birth to her twelfth child and ninth daughter. The baby was christened Maria Josepha Gabriela Johanna Antonia Anna of Austria, and would be known as Maria Josepha.
She was said to be “delightfully pretty, pliant by nature” and was betrothed to the future Ferdinand IV after her elder sister Maria Amalia was rejected for being too old, and her other elder sister Maria Johanna Gabriela died of smallpox.
Unfortunately, Maria Josepha herself would also die of smallpox on the very day she was supposed to have left Austria to marry Ferdinand, when she was just sixteen years old.
She was then buried in Tomb 46 in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna. After her death, Maria Theresa substituted her next available daughter, Maria Carolina, as a bride for Ferdinand instead.