Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg
Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg (13 Juin 1672 – 15 October 1741) wis the legal Duchess o Saxe-Lauenburg in the eyes of the Haly Roman Emperor, the overlord of Saxe-Lauenburg, frae 1689 until 1728; however, because her distant cousin George William, Duke o Brunswick-Lüneburg, conquered the duchy bi force in 1689, she exercised nae control over the territory, instead living in her manors in Bohemie. She wis Grand Duchess o Tuscany aa the wife o the last Medici Grand Duke, Gian Gastone. Her sister Duchess Sibylle o Saxe-Lauenburg wis the Margravine o Baden-Baden, an mither o Auguste, Duchess o Orléans.
|Anna Maria Franziska|
Giovanni Gaetano Gabbiani, official portrait o Anna Maria as Grand Duchess o Tuscany
|Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany|
|Tenur||31 October 1723 – 9 Julie 1737|
|Born||13 Juin 1673|
Neuhaus upon Elbe, Saxony, HRE (now Germany)
|Dee'd||15 October 1741 (aged 69)|
Zákupy, Bohemie, (now Czech Republic)
|Spouse||Philipp Wilhelm o Neuburg|
Grand Duke Gian Gastone
|Issue||Maria Anna, Duchess Ferdinand o Bavarie|
|Hoose||Hoose o Ascania|
|Faither||Julius Francis o Saxe-Lauenburg|
|Mither||Hedwig o the Palatinate|
Anna Maria mairit Philipp Willhelm August o Neuburg. The wedding took place in Bohemia, at the castle of Roudnice (Raudnitz) on 29 October 1690. He was the eighth son of Philip William, Elector Palatine. They haed issue.
- Coontess Palatine Leopoldine Eleonore Elisabeth Auguste o Neuburg (22 October 1691 – 8 Mairch 1693) died young.
- Coontess Palatine Maria Anna Karoline Louise Franziska o Neuburg (30 Januar 1693 – 12 September 1751), mairit Duke Ferdinand Maria Innocenz o Bavarie (1699–1738), he wis the sixth son o Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector o Bavarie an haed issue.
Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany coaxed his son tae mairy Anna Maria Franziska for dynastic purposes, she wis very wealthy, an brocht a possible claim tae the Duchy o Saxe-Lauenburg through her faither. The Hoose o Medici need an heir, Gian Gastone's brither, Ferdinando, had nae produced issue. They were mairit on 2 Julie 1697 bi the Bishop o Osnabruck at Düsseldorf but they lived in the Kinrick o Bohemie, at chateaux o Ploskovice (Ploschkowitz) an Zákupy (Reichstadt).
Teetles an stylesEedit
- 13 Juin 1673 - 29 October 1690 Anna Maria Franziska o Saxe-Lauenburg, Duchess o Saxony.
- 29 October 1690 - 19 November 1668 Coontess Palatine Wilhelm August o Neuburg
- 2 Julie 1697 - 31 October 1723 Her Ryal Highness The Grand Princess o Tuscany.
- 31 October 1723 – 9 Julie 1737 Her Ryal Highness The Maist Serene Grand Duchess o Tuscany.
- 9 Julie 1737 -15 October 1741 Her Ryal Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess o Tuscany.
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