Hanging With The Habsburgs!

Hanging With The Habsburgs!

This extraordinary and monumental pair of 18th century portraits of Grand Duchess Marie Josèphe of Habsbourg and her son Frederick IV of Saxony.

The House of Habsburg, also called the House of Austria, was one of the most influential and distinguished royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs from 1438 until their extinction in 1740. #royalty

The Habsburg house produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Bohemia, England, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Ireland, Portugal, and Kingdom of Spain, as well as rulers of several Dutch and Italian principalities. From the 16th century, following the reign of Charles V, the dynasty was split between its Austrian and Spanish branches.

Quite an impressive family!

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