The Pragmatic Sanction is recognised by Estates of Upper and Lower Austria

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Historical Context Note

The Estates of Upper and Lower Austria formally recognise the Pragmatic Sanction, whereby Emperor Charles VI makes it possible for the Habsburg lands to be inherited by a woman. He is currently the sole living male Habsburg, with no sons, and a single daughter, Maria Theresa.
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Editors. "The Pragmatic Sanction is recognised by Estates of Upper and Lower Austria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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