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Archduchess Helena of Austria (1543-1574)

Archduchess Helena of Austria (1543-1574)

Archduchess of Austria, nun, co-founder of the convent in Hall in Tirol
The basics
Gender female
Birth Vienna
Death Hall in Tirol
Mother: Anne of Bohemia and Hungary
Father: Ferdinand IHoly Roman Emperor
Siblings: Maximilian IIHoly Roman EmperorCharles IIArchduke of AustriaFerdinand IIArchduke of AustriaJohn of HabsburgArchduchess Magdalena of AustriaArchduchess Anna of AustriaElizabeth of AustriaCatherine of AustriaQueen of PolandArchduchess Barbara of AustriaArchduchess Maria of AustriaArchduchess Eleanor of AustriaJoanna of AustriaGrand Duchess of TuscanyMargaret of Austria
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The details

Archduchess Helena of Austria (German: Helena von Österreich-Habsburg) (January 7, 1543 in Vienna – March 5, 1574 in Hall in Tirol), was a member of the House of Habsburg, and co-founder of the convent in Hall in Tirol.
She was the tenth (but ninth surviving) daughter of fifteen children of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and his wife Anne of Bohemia and Hungary.


Helena had a strict jesuit catholic upbringing. Due to her frail constitution, her father considered her unfit for marriage and instead choose for her the monastic life. Jointly with her sisters Magdalena and Margaret she founded the Haller Damenstift in Hall in Tirol.

She died aged 31 at Hall in Tirol convent and was buried in the local Jesuitenkirche.

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