Role Queen of Poland
Name Eleanor Austria,
|House House of Habsburg|
Coronation 29 September 1670
|Born 21 May 1653
Regensburg, Germany (1653-05-21) |
Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna, Austria
Issue Leopold, Duke of Lorraine Charles Joseph, Bishop of Olomouc
Father Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
Died December 17, 1697, Vienna, Austria
Spouse Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (m. 1678), Michal Korybut Wisniowiecki (m. 1670)
Children Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Charles Joseph of Lorraine
Parents Eleonora Gonzaga, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
Siblings Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
Similar People Ferdinand III - Holy Roman E, Charles V - Duke of Lorraine, Michal Korybut Wisniowiecki, Leopold I - Holy Roman E, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth
Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland
Eleanor Maria Josefa of Austria (Polish: Eleonora; 21 May 1653 – 17 December 1697) was, by her two marriages, Queen of Poland and Duchess of Lorraine.
Born in Regensburg, she was the daughter of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Eleanor of Mantua.
Eleanor married Michael Korybut Wiśniowiecki (known as Michael I), King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, on 27 February 1670 in the Jasna Góra Monastery. They had one stillborn son on 29 November 1670. In 1671, she had a miscarriage. The opposition of Michael spread rumours that Michael forced her to fake pregnancies, but this is not considered likely. Queen Eleanor was regarded as a model of goodness, softness and loyalty toward her spouse. She learned Polish, although she preferred Latin, and accompanied Michael on his official journeys around Poland.
Her husband died in 1673. She remained in Poland for a couple of years after his death.
Eleanor then married Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, on 6 February 1678 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The couple resided in Innsbrück in Austria. They were the parents of 6 children. She passed to her heirs the inheritance of the Gonzaga of Mantua.
Eleanor died at the age of 44, having outlived both of her husbands and 2 of her children.