Person:Maria Theresa of Spain (1)

Maria Theresa of Spain
b.10 Sept 1638
d.30 Jul 1683
m. 18 Oct 1615
  1. Balthasar Charles of Asturias1629 - 1646
  2. Maria Theresa of Spain1638 - 1683
Facts and Events
Name Maria Theresa of Spain
Gender Female
Birth[1] 10 Sept 1638
Marriage 4 Jun 1660 Fuenterrabía, Guipúzcoa, Vascongadas, Spainto Louis XIV , de France
Death[1] 30 Jul 1683
Reference Number? Q152549?

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Maria Theresa of Spain (; ; 10 September 1638 – 30 July 1683), was by birth Infanta of Spain and Portugal (until 1640) and Archduchess of Austria as member of the Spanish branch of the House of Habsburg and by marriage Queen of France.

Her marriage in 1660 with King Louis XIV, her cousin, was made with the purpose of ending the long-standing war between France and Spain. Famed for her virtue and piety, she saw five of her six children die in early childhood, and is frequently viewed as an object of pity in historical accounts of her husband's reign, since she had no choice but to tolerate his many love affairs.

Without any political influence in the French court or government (except briefly in 1672, when she was named Regent during her husband's absence during the Franco-Dutch War), she died at the early age of 44 from complications from an abscess on her arm.

Her grandson Philip V inherited the Spanish throne in 1700 after the death of her younger half-brother, Charles II, and the War of the Spanish Succession, founding the Spanish branch of the House of Bourbon, which has reigned with some interruption until present time.

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