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Anna of Tyrol

Anna of Tyrol
Holy Roman Empress; Queen consort of the Romans, Hungary, and Bohemia; Archduchess consort of Austria
Tenure 1608–1618
Born 4 October 1585
Innsbruck, Austria
Died 14 December 1618
Vienna, Austria
Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Spouse Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor
House House of Habsburg
Father Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria
Mother Anne Juliana Gonzaga

Anna of Tyrol (Innsbruck, 4 October 1585 – 14 Dec 1618, Vienna) was the wife of Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor. By this marriage she was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Bohemia and Queen of Hungary.[1] Her parents were Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria and Anne Juliana Gonzaga.


  • Biography 1
    • Marriage 1.1
  • Ancestors 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4



On 4 December 1611 in Vienna, Matthias and Anna were married. Matthias was already over fifty at the time. Anna was a first cousin of Matthias; his father, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor was an elder brother of Anna's father, Ferdinand II of Austria.

Matthias and Anna had no surviving children.

In 1617 Anna with her husband founded the Capuchin Church, Vienna, which is where they wanted to be buried so Matthias had the Imperial Crypt built. Anna died a year later and was buried there. Three months later, Mattias died and was buried with Anna in the Imperial Crypt.

Most of the Holy Roman Emperors and Empresses have since been buried at the Imperial Crypt.


Anna's ancestors in three generations
Anna of Tyrol Father:
Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria
Paternal Grandfather:
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Philip I of Castile
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Joanna of Castile
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anne de Foix
Anne Juliana Gonzaga
Maternal Grandfather:
Guglielmo I Gonzaga
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Federico II, Duke of Mantua
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Margaret Palaeologina
Maternal Grandmother:
Eleonora of Austria
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary


  1. ^ onlineEncyclopædia BritannicaMattias entry,

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Anna of Tyrol
Born: 4 October 1585 Died: 14 December 1618
German royalty
Preceded by
Maria of Spain
Empress of the Holy Roman Empire
German Queen

Succeeded by
Eleanor of Mantua
Queen consort of Hungary
Queen consort of Bohemia
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