Marie Christine, Erzherzogin
Archduchess Marie Christine, engraving by J. E. Mansfeld
Marie Christine, b. Vienna, May 13, 1742, d. Vienna, June 24, 1798, Archduchess of Austria, 5th and favourite child of Maria Theresia. 1766 married Duke Albert Kasimir von Sachsen-Teschen, who had a mausoleum built for her by A. Canova in the Augustinerkirche church, Vienna. 1780 M. C. was made Governor-General of the Austrian Netherlands together with her husband, had to flee in 1789, returned there in 1791/92.
Literature: B. Hamann, D. Habsburger, 41993.