Marie of Austria (1528–1603)

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Marie of Austria (1528–1603)

Holy Roman Empress. Name variations: Maria or Mary of Hapsburg; Marie d'Autriche. Born June 21, 1528, in Madrid, Spain; died Feb 26, 1603, in Villamonte, Spain; dau. of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Charles I of Spain) and Isabella of Portugal (1503–1539); sister of Phillip II, king of Spain (r. 1556–1598), and Joanna of Austria (1535–1573); half-sister of Margaret of Parma (1522–1586); m. Maximilian II, Holy Roman emperor (r. 1564–1576); children: Anne of Austria (c. 1550–1580, who m. Philip II of Spain); Rudolf II (1552–1612), Holy Roman emperor (r. 1576–1612); Elisabeth of Habsburg (1554–1592, who m. Charles IX); Matthew (1557–1619), king of Bohemia, also known as Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (r. 1612–1619); Archduke Ernst (governor of some Austrian duchies).

See also Women in World History.