American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Maria Theresa 1717-1780. Queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1740-1780) whose reign was marked by the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
“Joseph II, joint-ruler with Maria Theresa from 1760 and sole ruler of Austria from 1780 to”
“Pious and devoted to the Church as Maria Theresa undoubtedly was, yet during her reign in Austria the so-called Enlightenment era (Aufklärung) developed inevitably.”
“Then there was Isabella of Spain, by whose aid Columbus discovered this Continent, Maria Theresa of Austria, and Catherine the Great of Russia.”
“The violin which he used during his American tours was a Maggini, which once belonged to Maria Theresa of Austria.”
“In 1761 Maria Theresa made him administrator for life of the See of Waitzen, and at the same time obtained the purple for him from Clement XIII.”
“The academic reforms of Maria Theresa (Studienreform) and of”
“Maria Theresa has been incorrectly represented as favouring Josephinism.”
“Lombard law, enlarged by Maria Theresa and Joseph II, with several colleges connected with it, viz. the Ghislieri college (St. Pius V), the Borromeo college (St. Charles), the Gandini college (St. Augustine), and others; and the Museo Civico has a picture gallery, a library, and a collection of copper engravings.”
“German Emperor (reigned 1765-90), of the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine, son and successor of Maria Theresa and Francis I.”
“After the death of Queen Maria Theresa in 1683, he advised the king's marriage toMadame de Maintenon, through whose influence the king and the whole court of Versailles underwent a wholesome change.”
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