Margaret married Philip III of Spain, her first-cousin, once-removed, on 18 April 1599. She became a very influential figure at her husband's court. Philip had an "affectionate, close relationship" with Margaret, and paid her additional attention after she bore him a son in 1605. Margaret was also a great patron of the arts.
Margaret of Austria 1584–1611: Ferdinand II Holy Roman Emperor 1578–1637: Maria Anna of Bavaria 1574–1616: Maria Anna of Spain 1606–46: Ferdinand III Holy Roman Emperor 1608–57: Philip IV of Spain 1605–65: Mariana of Austria 1634–96: Margaret Theresa of Spain 1651–1673: Leopold I Holy Roman Emperor 1640–1705
Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (German: Maria Anna von Habsburg, Erzherzogin von Österreich, also known as Maria Anna von Bayern or Maria-Anna, Kurfürstin von Bayern; 13 January 1610 – 25 September 1665), was a German regent, Electress of Bavaria by marriage to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and co-regent of the Electorate of Bavaria during the minority of her son Ferdinand Maria ...
Maria Antonia, Princess of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony (18 July 1724 – 23 April 1780) was a German princess, composer, singer, harpsichordist and patron of the arts, known particularly for her operas: Il trionfo della fedeltà (“The triumph of fidelity”) and Talestri, regina delle amazoni (“Talestri, queen of the Amazons”).
Christian later managed to get the support from Charles V thanks to the efforts of his secretary Cornelis de Schepper, but Margaret refused to follow even Charles's order and insisted on placing the economical interests of the Netherlands above dynastic interests (Christian was the husband of Isabella of Austria, thus brother-in-law to Charles sister of Charles and nephew-in-law to Margaret).
Archduchess Sophie of Austria (German: Sophie, Erzherzogin von Österreich; 5 March 1855 – 29 May 1857) was the first child and first of three daughters and one son born to Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and his wife, Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria.
Anna of Austria (2 November 1549 – 26 October 1580) was Queen of Spain by marriage to her uncle, King Philip II of Spain. During her last days of life she was also briefly Queen of Portugal . Contents