Today in History.
On July 16th. 1611, Cecilia Renata of Austria was born in Graz as a
daughter of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria of Bavaria.
Cecilia Renata of Austria - official portrait located in Warsaw
Source picture: Wikipedia
In 1637 she married King Wladyslaw IV of Poland and on September 12th.
the same year, Cecilia Renata was crowned @ the St. John's Cathedral in
She became a very popular queen, especially known for her politeness.
Cecilia Renata kept contact with her brothers and became friends with her
During her marriage she became pregnant for 3 times but all the children
died very young. Cecilia Renata also died a day after when she gave birth
to her last child (March 24th. 1644).
She was mourned by Wladyslaw and left a good impression by the public.
Cecilia Renata of Austria - Source picture: Wikipedia