Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria

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Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (19 March 1751 – 15 October 1767) was an Archduchess of Austria as the daughter of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Theresa of Austria. She died due to smallpox at the age of 16.

Painting of Maria Josepha (by Anton Raphael Mengs, 1767)

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Maria Josepha was born on 19 March 1767 in Austria. She was the daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

She was meant to be the wife of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, but she died due to smallpox before she could marry him.[1] She is buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.

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  1. "Almost Queens: Maria Josepha of Austria". The Creative Historian. 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2022-11-13.