Von Arneth, Geschichte Maria Theresas (Vienna, 1863-1879) and J.
Meanwhile, the elector of Bavaria had come forward and disputed Maria Theresas right to the succession, and the elector of Saxony had also put in a -.
After the death of CharlesVll., Francis, grand duke of Tuscany, Maria Theresas husband, was elected emperor.
France, meanwhile, was beaten at sea by England, Maria Theresas sole ally.
France had worked for the king of Prussia from 1740 to 1748; now it was Maria Theresas game that was played in The Seven the Seven Years War.
Finishing touch to disaster;, and after having thrown away everything to satisfy Maria Theresas hatred of Frederick, IL, the reconciliation between these two irreconcilable Germans at Neisse and at Neustftdt (1769-1770) was witnessed by France, to the prejudice of Poland, one of her most ancient adherents~ The expedient of the Family Compact; concluded, with Spain in 1761with a view to taking vengeance upon England, whose fleets were a continual thorn in the side to Franceserved only to involve Spain herself in misfortune.