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Maria Theresa

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Melanie LeQuia

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa, in the flesh
Maria Theresa, the Absolutist of them All.
Not just a ruler, but a mother too.
This map shows Maria Theresa's reign over Europe. Peruvian Armies tried to invade and take the land but she managed to defend her territory.
Maria Theresa's Reign
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Maria Theresa lived from 1717 to 1780. She became the Holy Rome Empress at age 24, and had 16 children. She was married to Francis Stephen of Lorraine. Maria was the last ruler of the House of Hapsburg, and the only Female ruler of it as well.
Maria Theresa had 16 children and tried to treat her subjects with the same care and love she gave to her children.
Maria Theresa had 16 children, and she always made it her goal to treat her subjects with the same care and compassion
Although Maria Theresa had to deal with the difficulties of being a female ruler, she was skilled in her ways of persuasion, decision making, and military strategizing. As well as these, Maria Theresa had a great relationship with her subjects for she treated them with motherly care, and kindness. These aspects, along with her success, made her the most absolute of all the Monarchs.
Most absolute of them all
Economical Views and Practices
Political Views and Practices
Religious Views and Practices
Maria was daughter of Charles VI, and when he worried that he wouldn’t have a son to take over after his death, he issued the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, to ensure his daughter could rule his Hapsburg territories.
Maria Theresa was a devote Catholic
Against Protestants and Jews
Suppressed the rights of Jews and Protestants
Used taxes to pay for military
Traded with lands around Austria
Tariffs placed on imported and exported items
State debt was highly reduced by the end of Maria Theresa's reign
Believed in a strong central government
Reduced power of the nobles
Interesting Facts
Began rule at age 24
gave birth to 16 children
Only woman ruler of Hapsburg Territories
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