Editors. "The Pragmatic Sanction is recognised by Estates of Upper and Lower Austria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17250, accessed 21 April 2014.]
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.