Maria Theresa was born in Vienna and she died November 29, 1780.
Maria Theresa married at age 18. She remained devoted to her husband, Francis Stephen, throughout their 29- year marriage. She had 16 children. Many of them would later become rulers of European nations of spouses of ruler. When her father, Charles VI of Austria, died in 1740, she became the only woman to rule during the 650-year Hapsburg dynasty.