The Austrian Netherlands agree to the Pragmatic Sanction (44 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

The Austrian Netherlands agree to the Pragmatic Sanction, an edict 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.

Citation:
Editors. "The Austrian Netherlands agree to the Pragmatic Sanction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17292, accessed 05 December 2016.]