Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria (1858–1883)
Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (Maria Antonia Leopoldina Annunciata Anna Amalia Josepha Johanna Thelka; 10 January 1858 – 13 April 1883) was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. She served as the Princess-Abbess of the Theresian Royal and Imperial Convent in Hradčany from 1881 until her death in 1883.
|Archduchess of Austria|
Princess of Tuscany
|Princess-Abbess of the Imperial and Royal Theresian Institution of Noble Ladies|
|Reign||1881 – 1883|
|Born||Maria Antonia Leopoldina Annunciata Anna Amalia Josepha Johanna Thelka|
10 January 1858
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
|Died||13 April 1883|
French Third Republic
|Father||Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany|
|Mother||Princess Anna of Saxony|
Archduchess Maria Antonia was born on 10 January 1858 in Florence as the first child of Ferdinand, Hereditary Grand Duke of Tuscany and the only child from his first marriage to Princess Anna of Saxony. Her maternal grandparents were King John of Saxony and Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, a daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. Her mother died in 1859. Later that year her father succeeded her grandfather, Leopold II, as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. In 1860 the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was annexed into the Kingdom of Sardinia. After the annexation her family moved to Salzburg. In 1868 her father married Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma.
In 1881 Maria Antonia was appointed by Franz Joseph I of Austria to serve as the Princess-Abbess of the Imperial and Royal Theresian Institution of Noble Ladies in Hradčany. She was also a 1st class Dame of the Order of the Starry Cross.
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