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Archduchess Maria Amalia, circa 1795.
Archduchess Maria Amalia, circa 1795.

Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (Maria Amalia Josephe Johanna Katharina Theresia; 15 October 1780 - 25 December 1798) was an Archduchess of Austria by birth.

Biography


Maria Amalia[1] was a daughter of Emperor Leopold II (1747–1792) and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain (1745–1792). Maria Amalia was born in Florence, the then-capital of Tuscany, where her father reigned as Grand Duke from 1765 to 1790. Her father was a son of Empress Maria Theresa and her mother a daughter of Charles III of Spain. Her godparents were her mother's first cousin, Ferdinand, Duke of Parma and his wife, Maria Amalia, her father's sister.

She had a happy childhood surrounded by her many siblings. As her siblings, Maria Amalia was given a somewhat different upbringing than was usual for royal children at the time: they were actually raised by their parents rather than a retinue of servants, were largely kept apart from any ceremonial court life and were taught to live simple, natural and modest.[2] In 1790, her father became emperor and the family moved to Vienna. She died unmarried at the age of only 18 years in Vienna.

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Titles and Styles


  • 17 October 1780 - 20 February 1790: Her Royal Highness Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
  • 20 February 1790- 25 December 1798: Her Royal Highness Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
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