Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (1687–1703)

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Archduchess Maria Josepha
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Born 6 March 1687
Died 14 April 1703 (aged 16)
Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna (body)
Herzgruft, Vienna (heart)
Father Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Eleonore Magdalene of the Palatinate

Maria Josepha of Austria (Maria Josepha Colletta Antonia; 6 March 1687 – 14 April 1703), was a daughter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and his third wife Eleonore Magdalene of the Palatinate.


Born at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna she was the fifth daughter of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg. Maria Josepha died of smallpox at the age of sixteen, and was buried in the Imperial Crypt, while her heart was placed in the Herzgruft at the Augustinian Church, Vienna.


Titles and styles[edit]

  • 6 March 1687 – 14 April 1703 Her Imperial & Royal Highness Princess Imperial & Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia


  • Wurzbach, C. von (2012) [1860]. "Maria Josepha, Erzherzogin von Osterreich". Biographisches Lexikon des Kaisertums Österreich (in German). Austria: Austrian Literature Online, University of Innsbruck. p. 49, 458.