Chapter 19: Monarchs of Europe (1500-1800). 19:3 Central Europe in the Age of Absolutism *Hapsburg Austria: lost land in 30 Years War, but gained new land from Turks & Treaty of Utrecht (Balkans, Hungary, Italy).
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*Hapsburg Austria: lost land in 30 Years War, but gained new land from Turks & Treaty of Utrecht (Balkans, Hungary, Italy)
*1740: Holy Roman Emp. Charles VI died, and only heir was daughter Marie Theresa. Many felt that it must be a male heir, so before his death he pushed for Pragmatic Sanction. This would allow her to inherit the lands, but not be Empress.
-Became Empress in 1745 when husband elected Emperor.
*Hard to rule lands b/c so large, many languages & groups of people, etc. (Germany especially resentful)