Maria Theresa

Austrian archduchess

Ruled Over

Maria Theresa ruled over Bohemia, Hungary, and the Holy Roman Empire


  • Provided education for serfs
  • Created professional army by maintaining seven years service for male serfs
  • Made German the language to communicate in
  • Had the ability to select gifted men to be her advisors

Negative Things

  • Decreased power of the novility
  • Stressed religion
  • Intolerant to Jews
  • Made children marry for the dynasty

Family Life and Religion

Maria had 16 children with her husband Francis Stephon of Lorraine

Religion- Catholic

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Maria Theresa's 16 children above

The Family of Maria-Theresa, Holy Roman Empress