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Marriage Key to Habsburg Empire Roots

By August 18, 2013

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In the 15th century, the most common way that a noble or royal woman could influence the course of history was through her marriage. On August 18, 1477, Mary of Burgundy married Maximilian of Austria, bringing the Low Countries to the Habsburg empire. Her son's bride brought Spain into the Habsburg sphere.

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