Elizabeth of Austria (1743–1808)

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Elizabeth of Austria (1743–1808)

Habsburg princess and abbess. Name variations: Maria Elisabeth. Born Maria Elisabeth on August 13, 1743, in Vienna; died on September 22, 1808, in Linz; daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria (1717–1780) and Frances I, emperor of Austria (r. 1804–1835), also known as Francis II, Holy Roman emperor (r. 1792–1806); sister of Marie Antoinette (1755–1793), Maria Carolina (1752–1814), and Joseph II, Holy Roman emperor (r. 1765–1790). Elizabeth of Austria was an abbess in Innsbruck.

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