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Anna of Tyrol

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Anna, Archduchess of Austria, was the daughter of Ferdinand, Archduke of Further Austria and Count of Tyrol, and Anna Caterina Gonzaga, daughter of Duke William of Mantua. She was born 4 October 1585 in Innsbruck, and married her first cousin, Matthias, King of Hungary and Bohemia, on 4 December 1611. With his election as Emperor in 1612, she became Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. They had no surviving children. Anna of Austria died 14 December 1618 in Vienna, predeceasing her husband by less than four months.

Anna of Tyrol

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Anna of Tyrol

Holy Roman Empress; Queen consort of the Romans, Hungary, and Bohemia; Archduchess consort of Austria

Tenure 1608–1618

Spouse Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor

House House of Habsburg

Father Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria

Mother Anne Juliana Gonzaga

Born 4 October 1585

Innsbruck, Austria

Died 14 December 1618

Vienna, Austria

Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna

Anna of Tyrol (Innsbruck, 4 October 1585 – 14 Dec 1618, Vienna) was the wife of Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor. By this marriage she was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Bohemia and Queen of Hungary[1]. Her parents were Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria and Anne Juliana Gonzaga.

On 4 December 1611 in Vienna, Matthias and Anna were married. Matthias was already over fifty at the time. Anna was a first cousin of Matthias; his father, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor was an elder brother of Anna's father, Ferdinand II of Austria.

Matthias and Anna had no surviving children.

In 1617 Anna with her husband founded the Capuchin church, which is were they wanted to be buried so Matthias had the Imperial Crypt built. Anna died a year later and was buried there. Three months later, Mattias died and was buried with Anna in the Imperial Crypt.

Most of the Holy Roman Emperors and Emperesses have since been buried at the Imperial Crypt.

[edit] Ancestors

Anna's ancestors in three generations Anna of Tyrol Father:

Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria Paternal Grandfather:

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor Paternal Great-grandfather:

Philip I of Castile

Paternal Great-grandmother:

Joanna of Castile

Paternal Grandmother:

Anna of Bohemia and Hungary Paternal Great-grandfather:

Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary

Paternal Great-grandmother:

Anne de Foix


Anne Juliana Gonzaga Maternal Grandfather:

Guglielmo I Gonzaga Maternal Great-grandfather:

Federico II, Duke of Mantua

Maternal Great-grandmother:

Margaret Palaeologina

Maternal Grandmother:

Eleonora of Austria Maternal Great-grandfather:

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

Maternal Great-grandmother:

Anna of Bohemia and Hungary

Anna of Tyrol

House of Habsburg

Born: 4 October 1585 Died: 14 December 1618

German royalty

Preceded by

Maria of Spain Empress of the Holy Roman Empire

German Queen

1612–1618 Succeeded by

Eleanor of Mantua

Queen consort of Hungary


Queen consort of Bohemia


External links

   * Biographical sketch at
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Anna von Österreich, Kaiserin's Timeline

October 4, 1585
Innsbruck, Tyrolen, Österrike
December 14, 1618
Age 33
Wien, Österrike