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Empress Maria Ludovica – The Poet’s Immovable Muse

Empress Maria Ludovicaby Julia MeisterEmpress Maria Ludovica - The Poet's Immovable MuseEmperor Franz II/I had, as is still partly known, more wives than numbers in his name. Exactly four wives stood by him - sometimes more, sometimes less long - during his life. The...

Isabella of Bourbon-Parma

The Empresses Elisabeth, Maria Theresa, perhaps Zita – for the most part, the collective memory stops at this point to remember other Habsburg women. Historiography is still too masculine to be associated with mostly …

The Story of Henriette Alexandrine of Nassau-Weilburg or: How the Christmas Tree Came to Vienna

How the Christmas tree came to Viennaby Julia MeisterThe Story of Henriette Alexandrine of Nassau-Weilburg or: How the Christmas Tree Came to ViennaThe only Protestant woman buried in the Capuchin crypt - that Viennese attraction popular with tourists, which...

Maria Karolina – the Italian Maria Theresa

Maria Karolinaby Julia MeisterMaria Karolina - the Italian Maria TheresaIt is well known that Maria Theresa liked to bring her daughters to men as profitably as possible in order to consolidate alliances and underpin alliances through marriage. This process was seldom...
Isabella of Bourbon-Parma

Isabella of Bourbon-Parma

Isabella of Bourbon-Parmaby Julia MeisterIsabella of Bourbon-Parma: Caught in the Rigid Corset of the CourtThe...

Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieriby Andrea StroblMost of us know the film "Amadeus" by Miloš Forman from 1984. When I saw the film for...

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Emanuel Schikaneder

Emanuel Schikaneder

Emanuel Schikaneder   by Katharina Mölk Emanuel Schikaneder was born on September 1, 1751. Although he wrote 55...

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Touched by thunder

Touched by thunder

Touched by thunder   von  Rita Klement Georg Raphael Donner (engl.: thunder) is one of the most important Austrian...

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