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Maria Theresa

[muh-ree-uh tuh-rey-suh, -zuh] /məˈri ə təˈreɪ sə, -zə/
noun
1.
1717–80, archduchess of Austria; queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740–80 (wife of Francis II; mother of Joseph II, Leopold II, Marie Antoinette).
German Maria Theresia
[mah-ree-ah te-rey-zee-ah] /mɑˈri ɑ tɛˈreɪ zi ɑ/ (Show IPA)
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  • Well, sir, this portrait you still believe to be that of Maria Theresa?

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • This interested the Empress Maria Theresa, who procured the best of teachers for her.

    Woman's Work in Music Arthur Elson
  • Marguerite was to be rejected, and the hand of Maria Theresa to be claimed.

  • Maria Theresa, the queen, and Henrietta, occupied the same coach.

  • Maria Theresa tried to react against this intellectual apathy.

    Belgium

    Emile Cammaerts
  • "And it was I who advised him," said Maria Theresa, turning pale.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • That's a sixteenth century piece; it belonged to Maria Theresa.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
  • Sister Maria Theresa, for that is the name I propose you should bear.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • By the way, Maria Theresa dollars are always spoken of as reals.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
British Dictionary definitions for Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa

/məˈriːə təˈreɪzə/
noun
1.
1717–80, archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1740–80); the daughter and heiress of Emperor Charles VI of Austria; the wife of Emperor Francis I; the mother of Emperor Joseph II. In the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) she was confirmed in all her possessions except Silesia, which she attempted unsuccessfully to regain in the Seven Years' War (1756–63)
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