Archduchess Anna of Austria

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About Archduchess Anna of Austria

Anna of Austria (Prague, July 7, 1528 – Munich, October 16, 1590) was the daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and his wife Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503–1547).

She was engaged several times as a child, first to Prince Theodor of Bavaria (1526–1534), then to Charles of Orleans (1522–1545), but both died young.

Anna finally married on July 4, 1546 in Regensburg at the age of 17 , Duke Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, the brother of her first fiancé. The wedding gift was 50,000 Guilder. The couple lived at the Trausnitz Castle in Landshut, until Albert became Duke.

Anna and Albert had great influence on the spiritual life in the Duchy, and enhanced the reputation of Munchen as a city of art, by founding several musea and the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek.

Anna and Albert were also patrons to the painter Hans Müelich, and composer Orlando di Lasso.

Karl (7 September 1547 – 7 December 1547)

William V (1548–1626)

Ferdinand (20 January 1550 – 30 January 1608)

Maria Anna (1551–1608) married Archduke Charles II of Austria

Maximiliana Maria (4 July 1552 – 11 July 1614)

Friedrich (26 July 1553 – 18 April 1554)

Ernst (17 December 1554 – 17 February 1612), Archbishop of Cologne

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Archduchess Anna of Austria's Timeline

1528
July 7, 1528
Praha, Böhmen, Deutschland (HRR)
1546
July 4, 1546
Age 18
Regensburg,Oberpfalz,Bavaria
1547
September 7, 1547
Age 19
Starnberg, Oberbayern, Bavaria
1548
September 29, 1548
Age 20
Landshut, Bayern, Deutschland(HRR)
1550
January 20, 1550
Age 21
Landshut, Niederbayern, Bavaria, Germany
1551
March 21, 1551
Age 22
München, Bayern, Deutschland(HRR)
1552
July 4, 1552
Age 24
Mhunchen, Oberbayern, Bavaria
1553
July 26, 1553
Age 25
Mhunchen, Oberbayern, Bavaria
1554
December 17, 1554
Age 26
Mhunchen, Oberbayern, Bavaria
1590
October 16, 1590
Age 62
München, Bayern, Deutschland(HRR)