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She was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was born 13th May 1717 in Vienna. She was the sovereign.

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2 She was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was born 13th May 1717 in Vienna. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. Marie Therese lost a seven-year war with Prussia( ). She reigned 40 years from 1740 to 1780.

3 prohibition of torture common currency and authorities establishment big workshop inventory of land and people-for tax collection, houses were numbered compulsory school attendance Schools were trivial (trivium = reading, writing, arithmetic), the main and normal

4  She spoke French with her husband  She had sixteen children  She liked playing cards and dices.

5 Joseph II. was the eldest son of Austrian, Czech and Hungarian female ruler Maria Theresa. He was born on 13th March 1741 in Vienna. He reigned 10 years from 1780 to He traveled the country under the name earl of Falkenštejn.

6  Patent abolition of serfdom (1781) People who serve people have personal freedom, but they must work for free  Patent of Toleration (1781) He allowed other religions

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