April 19, 2011

April 19th: The Pragmatic Sanction

Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Solution so that a female could inherit the throne. He didn't even have a daughter yet.  Too bad no one honored it. Read article here.

Pictured: Marie Theresa, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and mother of Marie Antoinette (and 15 other children.) Painting by Andreas Moeller, 1727.

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