Maria Theresa of Austria Essays

  • Romeo And Juliet Tragic Hero Essay

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    More specifically, she was born in Vienna, Austria on November 2, 1755 (4). The 11th daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and the empress Maria Theresa, Marie Antoinette was brought up in a wealthy family and was said to be favorited by her parents (1). When she was younger, she enjoyed music and played the harp. Marie Antoinette, along with

  • Catherine The Great: The Idea Of Enlightened Absolutism

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    The Enlightenment was a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries that emphasized the use of reason and individualism. It was mostly influenced by Descartes, Locke, and Newton. The idea of enlightened absolutism valued reason rather than faith. Enlightened monarchs had total control but embraced rationality. Being an enlightened ruler meant allowing religious tolerance, freedom of speech, and the right to hold private property. The so-called enlightened rulers of the 18th

  • Marie Antoinette's Speech

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    in 1793. The speech was given in Versailles, France following the death of the last Queen before the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria as Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna the Archduchess of Austria. She was the 2nd to last child of Maria Theresa (the empress of Austria) and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. Her childhood was very carefree and she was given everything she asked for. She had a very good education and was very intelligent. In 1765, the

  • Negative Effects Of Louis Xiv

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    Although his reign had some negative aspects, overall he benefitted France. King Louis XlV was born September 5, 1638 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. He was born to King Louis XIII of France and Queen Anne of Austria. King Louis XIII reigned from 1601 to 1643. Queen Anne of Austria reigned from 1601 to 1666. He was their first child after 23 years of marriage. Louis was nicknamed “gift of god”. He had a brother , Phillipe that was two years younger. Louis received only

  • Examples Of Enlightened Despotism

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    Europe and gave it international recognition. Lastly, and perhaps the most important of all the reformations that took place within Europe, was the freedom of religion. Although many enlightened monarchs promoted religious liberation, Joseph II of Austria bolstered this zealously. He generated the Edict of Toleration which explicitly stated that all subjects are granted to express and practice their religion freely. He demonstrated the enlightened characteristic of individual freedom. Through the

  • Marie Antoinette's Influence On Society

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    Marie-Antoinette was born on November 2nd, 1755 in Vienna, Austria to Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. She had a fairly carefree childhood and received a typical education ("Marie Antoinette Queen of France"). On May 16, 1770, at the age of 14, she had an arranged marriage with Louis XVI of France as a way to connect the countries. In May 1774, Marie-Antoinette's husband became king, consequently making her queen ("Marie-Antoinette"). Marie-Antoinette did not have a close relationship

  • How Did The French Defeat England During The Seven Years War

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    It began when the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI died and his daughter Maria Theresa. She became Queen of Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia and Archduchess of Austria. Frederick the Great of Prussia questioned her inheritance which of course insulted her. He cited Salic Law of Succession which excluded women from succession to the throne according to France rule. This started a war between Prussia along with its allies against Austria which Frederick took every opportunity to demonstrate his powerful fleets

  • Marie Antoinette Influence

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    and later targeted during the French Revolution. She would be seen as the representation of everything wrong with the aristocracy, but it was her title of queen that would be more influential than she ever was. Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria,

  • What Are Marie Antoinette's Crimes

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    abuse to her son, she was accused of adultery, yes, she was pretty to look at; however, people did not like her as a person. Marie Antoinette was born November 2, 1755. She was born in Austria, which is yet another reason people didn’t like her. France and Austria were enemies. She was the 15th daughter

  • The Influence Of Catherine The Great: Enlightened Absolutism

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    special privileges and serfdom was rather oppressive; creating a social division between the classes. The last goal of Catherine the Great was territorial expansion, in which she was able to partition part of Poland along with Frederick of Prussia and Austria. Overall, Catherine the Great was a woman of the Enlightenment who applied those ideals to her reign and was able to civilize Russia as a

  • How Did King Louis Xvi Cause The French Revolution

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    Revolution. King Louis XVI was only a young boy when his elder brother died in 1761 and his father who died in 1765, soon after his grandfather died leaving him as heir to France. In 1770 he married Marie-Antoinette daughter of the ruler of Austria Maria Theresa. This marriage didn’t help King Louis

  • Le Nozze Di Figaro Analysis

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    Le nozze di Figaro is an opera buffa (comic opera) that was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1786 during his time in Vienna, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo da Ponte. It was originally a play, written by Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais, called La folle journée, ou Le mariage de Figaro. Due to how scandalous the play was, Beaumarchais’s play was not allowed to be performed in Vienna, but after the composition of the opera by Mozart and the writing of the libretto by da Ponte, the

  • Let Them Eat Cake Analysis

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    cake”, she actually never did say the phrase even though it probably never will be disassociated from Antoinette. In reality it was an author, Rousseau, who wrote the phrase in an autobiographical book in 1765 when Antoinette was still a child in Austria. Covington, Richard. "Marie Antoinette: the teenage queen." Smithsonian Nov. 2006: 56+. General OneFile. Web. 16 July 2015. Richard Covington is a Paris based writer who covers all sorts of historical and cultural subjects. Covington contributes

  • Ivan The Terrible Absolutism In Russia

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    Black Sea by defeating the Ottoman Empire. Poland was an unstable country and had invaded Russia before which gave Catherine an interest to take land from them. Catherine met with two other rulers, Frederick William II from Prussia, and Maria Theresa from Austria to divide the land in Poland to go to each of them. This event is known as the first partition of Poland. There were two more partitions in 1793 and 1795. Catherine did a lot for Russia but was not seen as good by Russian peasants. The policies

  • 18th Century: Age Of Enlightenment

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    Josh Cox Western Civ: Early Mod. To Present June 17, 2015 The 18th century was known as the Age of Enlightenment. During this time in American history political, legal, social, and cultural concepts were greatly advanced and used worldwide. In the 18th century the advancements in political ideas change the way we governed the people. During this time the ideas of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes gave rise to the notion of democracy. These ideas supplemented the monarchical power structure on the European

  • The Baroque Art Period

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    Baroque Art Period Introduction: The Baroque art (which began from 19th century to 18th century) is considered as one of the most beautiful fine art which describes the cultural movements and includes all different kinds of art such as a music and Philosophy. The Baroque name is back to the artistic events which were related to imaginative ideas. Artists see from their point of view that the Baroque art is characterized by classical style which is the common point of all artists in all

  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Influence On Modern Music

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    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) was an Austrian writer, a standout amongst the most productive and conspicuous authors of the Classical time frame. Haydn composed 107 ensembles altogether and also 83 string groups of four, 45 piano trios, 62 piano sonatas, 14 masses and 26 musical shows, among endless different scores. Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the major classifications of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is tremendous. Haydn 's most praised understudy was Ludwig