Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739–1767)

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Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739–1767)

Empress of Austria. Name variations: Josepha of Bavaria. Born on March 20, 1739, in Munich; died of smallpox on May 28, 1767, in Vienna; became the unhappy second wife of Joseph II (1741–1790), emperor of Austria (r. 1765–1790) and Holy Roman emperor(r. 1765–1790).

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