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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2006, 05:38:32 AM »


Walkiria she was!

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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2006, 05:41:31 AM »


Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick (Braunsweich)-Wolfenbütel
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2006, 05:44:29 AM »
It seems there is a little confusion with Amalia wilhelmina Habsbourg and Amalia wilhelmina of Br. Lüneberg, both empresses.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2006, 09:30:13 AM »
As far as I know, there is only one Empress called Amalia Wilhelmine, born Princess of Brunswick-Luneburg (Hannover) and wife of Emperor Joseph I.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2006, 05:47:22 AM »
Joseph I and Amalia Wilhelmine had two surviving daughters. One of them, Amalia Wilhelmine, married Charles VII, proclamed Holy Roman Emperor. During the War Succession, Charles VII Wittelsbach was HRE, as his wife, and M Theresa was not Holy Roman Empress until she married F. de Lorraine, for being a woman. M.T.was quenn of Bohemia and hungary and Archduchess of Austria. this lasted few time, but the bavarian claimers were elected and proclamed.
(look at the crowns at her right: electoral and empire)



Maria amalia Wilhelmina of Habsburg, electress of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, daughter of Joseph I and Amalia of Brunswick-Luneburg
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2006, 06:38:40 AM »
I do wonder how was the relationship between the 3 Empresses in Vienna...?  ???

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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2006, 06:45:08 AM »
Did they get along..?  ???

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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2006, 07:14:22 AM »
Mother and daughter or...?

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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2006, 07:30:53 AM »
Mother, Daughter and Aunt...3 Empresses...

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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2006, 10:54:30 AM »
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Joseph I and Amalia Wilhelmine had two surviving daughters. One of them, Amalia Wilhelmine, married Charles VII, proclamed Holy Roman Emperor. During the War Succession, Charles VII Wittelsbach was HRE, as his wife, and M Theresa was not Holy Roman Empress until she married F. de Lorraine, for being a woman. M.T.was quenn of Bohemia and hungary and Archduchess of Austria. this lasted few time, but the bavarian claimers were elected and proclamed.


Yes, but Joseph and Amalia Wilhelmine's daughter is known as Maria Amalia, not Amalia Wilhelmine like her mother. In all the books I've read she's called Empress Maria Amalia.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2006, 03:53:24 AM »
Yes, it is there the confusion :-/. Most times Maria Amalia, but also Wilhelmina Amalia or Amalia Wilhelmina or Maria Amalia Wilhelmina of Habsburg , or of Bavaria :P

I guess Wilhelmina must have been then one of the several names. Let's refer to her as Maria amalia so  :)


Marc, lovely portrait.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2006, 12:48:26 PM »
Some information on Empress Amalia Wilhelmine:

In 1651 her father, Johann Friedrich, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, had become a Catholic and when, in 1679, he died he had only daughters surviving him. Wilhelmine Amalie was only six when her father died and at first was educated by her mother, Benedikta Henriette. Then she was taken to the convent Maubuisson where her great-aunt, Louise Hollandine, was the abbess. Wilhelmine Amalie was very much affected by her religious upbringing and, although beautiful, became too serious and religious.  
In 1693 she returned to Hannover where several prominent dukes were hoping to marry her. However, despite the opposition of Empress Eleonore and her brother, Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm, the future Emperor Josef I made her his wife. But then, after a few very happy years, the serious minded Wilhelmine Amalie was not able to keep the lively Josef at her side and their marriage became strained.  
Nevertheless, they became the parents of three children, born within the first three years of their marriage, but then there were no more because Josef had infected her with a venereal disease.  
After an initial influence of the Houses of Hannover and Modena these soon lost their importance. Politically Wilhelmine Amalie sided with her mother-in-law and they even founded their own little court party. However, in 1711, Wilhelmine Amalie's husband died and she was no longer involved with politics, except for the promotion of her two daughters. Her brother-in-law, Emperor Karl VI, proclaimed the Pragmatic Sanction, which placed his own daughters before those of his  
deceased brother, Emperor Josef. At first she fought against this and counted on the support of her two sons-in-law, the Electors of Bavaria and Saxony, but gave up when the Austrian court did not support her.  
In 1717 she founded the Salesianer Convent 'Heimsuchung Mariae' in Vienna and, in 1722, took her residence there and followed the religious life. In 1740, after the sudden death of Emperor Karl VI, both her sons-in-law decided to claim the Imperial office. At first they had the support of Wilhelmine Amalie but, when the Bavarians started to prepare for war, she sided with her niece, Maria Teresa. On 10 April 1742 she died in the convent and was buried in the Kapuzinergruft in Vienna.  

Source: Worldroots
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Re: Empress Elisabeth Christine
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2006, 03:48:31 AM »
Excellent thread. thank you very much, Trenck.

 Why she sided finally with M theresa against her daughters and sons in law interests?


Amalia Wilhlmina of Brunswick-Luneburg



There is a big contrast between the first portrait posted by Marc and this. Both images could be together a kind of biography too.
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