Maria Theresa

Holy Roman Empress


Provided Education for Serfs.
Unification of the currency, measures, weights, customs, and taxes.
Created unified judicial code that we called Theresian and was foundation for many today's Central European laws.
Created professional army by maintaining seven year service for every male serf in the kingdom.

The Family of Maria-Theresa, Holy Roman Empress


her dad died

she took over throne couldn't pay debt

she was engaged to Leopold Clement of Lorraine who died of small pox

Family Life & religious affiliation

Had 15 kids, married to Francis I

a devoted Catholic