Monday, 13 August 2018

546) Philippine Welser

Philippine Welser (1527 – 1580). Morganatic wife of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria. She was granted the titles Baroness of Zinnenburg, Margravine of Burgau, Landgravine of Mellenburg and Countess of Oberhohenberg and Niederhohenberg. Already at a young age, she was renowned for both her beauty and her learning.

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