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The DNA profile of Maria Theresa of Austria

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The DNA of an Archduchess of Austria

Maria Theresa, also known as Maria Theresa of Austria or Maria Theresa of Habsburg, was an important European ruler of the 18th century. She was a woman of great historical significance who came to the throne at a time of great political upheaval and successfully modernized the Habsburg Empire through a series of reforms.

Born in Vienna on May 13, 1717, Maria Theresa was the eldest daughter of Emperor Charles VI and Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel after the Peace of Prague in 1716. As the only daughter of Charles VI, Maria Theresa represented the heiress to the extensive lands and titles of the House of Habsburg, including the Austrian hereditary lands and crowns of Bohemia, Hungary, and Croatia.

However, this led to numerous conflicts as the male rulers of Europe challenged her right to the throne of the Habsburg monarchy in particular, which ultimately led to the War of the Austrian Succession. However, Maria Theresa successfully demonstrated her assertiveness and political skills during the bitter fighting and succeeded in securing the Austrian hereditary lands and Habsburg rule.

Maria Theresa emerged as one of the most prominent and popular rulers of her time. She entered several reforms with regard to education, agriculture, crafts, trade and the armed forces. She set new standards especially in terms of educational policy and worked closely here with the Enlightenment philosopher and pedagogue Johann Ignaz von Felbiger.

Despite her significant achievements, Maria Theresa's reign also had its dark sides. She was a staunch Catholic and during her reign pursued a policy of intolerance toward other religions, especially Protestants and Jews.

Maria Theresa's marriage to Francis Stephen of Lorraine was extremely successful politically and produced 16 children, including some of the most famous monarchs in history, such as Joseph II, Leopold II, and Marie Antoinette, the infamous Queen of France.

Maria Theresa died at the age of 63 on November 29, 1780 in Vienna. Her legacy is permanently etched in the history of Europe and her influence is still wielded today in the city of Vienna and throughout Austria. As a monarch, she was an extraordinary woman of her time and her name remains a symbol of the strength and progress of the Habsburg Empire. Her descendants maintained control over much of Europe until the end of World War I, and her genes significantly influenced European nobility. Maria Theresa remains one of the greatest rulers of Europe.

Maria Theresa belonged to haplogroup H in the maternal line.

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How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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