1772. 4 pages document by Austrian Empress Maria Theresia. It was an edict for a Polish province (?). The text is all in Polish.
Size: 8,4 x 12,5 inches. Very clean and fresh! ( Over 200 year old and in such good condition.)
Maria Theresa (German: Maria Theresia 1717 – 1780) was a reigning Archduchess of Austria, a Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and a Holy Roman Empress.
Opposition to her acceding to the throne led to the War of the Austrian Succession in 1740. After Emperor Charles VII, who claimed the throne, died in 1745, Maria Theresa obtained the imperial crown for her husband, Francis I. Though she was technically empress consort, Maria Theresa was the de facto ruler of the nation, and she began styling herself Holy Roman Empress in 1745. Maria Theresa had in fact already begun her rule in 1740 during the Austrian War of Succession.
Maria Theresia brought unity to the Habsburg Monarchy and was considered one of its most capable rulers. Her 16 children also included Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of France, and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor.
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