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Maria Theresa

Line breaks: Maria The¦resa
Pronunciation: /məˌriːə təˈreɪzə

Definition of Maria Theresa in English:

( 1717–80), Archduchess of Austria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740–80. The daughter of the Emperor Charles VI, she succeeded to the Habsburg dominions in 1740 by virtue of the Pragmatic Sanction. Her accession triggered the War of the Austrian Succession, which in turn led to the Seven Years War.

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