Today in History - May 21st. 1653 - Eleanor of Austria (Queen Consort of Poland)

Eleanor Maria Josefa of Austria was born on May 21st. 1653 in Regensburg
(Germany).




Eleanor of Austria - Source picture: Wikipedia

Her parents were Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor and Eleanor Conzaga.

In 1670 Eleanor married, Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki (later known as
King Michael I of Poland).

Eleanor learned Polish, although she preferred Latin, and accompanied
King Michael I on his official duties around Poland.

King Michael I died in 1673.

Later Eleanor married Charles, Duke of Lorraine on February 6th. 1678.
The couple moved to Innsbrück Austria. They had 6 children.

Eleanor died on December 17th. 1697 in Vienna (Austria).