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Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine

Dona Maria Leopoldina of Austria (22 January 1797 – 11 December 1826) was the first Empress of Brazil as the wife of Emperor Dom Pedro I from 12 October 1822 until her death. She was also Queen of Portugal during her husband's brief reign as King Dom Pedro IV from 10 March to 2 May 1826.

She was born in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, and his second wife, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily. Among her many siblings were Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The education Maria Leopoldina had received in childhood and adolescence was eclectic and broad, with a higher cultural level and more consistent political training. Such education of the little princes and princesses of the Habsburg family was based on the educational belief initiated by their grandfather Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, who believed "that children should be inspired from an early age to have high qualities, such as humanity, compassion and the desire to make people happy". With a deep Christian faith and a solid scientific and cultural background (which included international politics and notions of government) the Archduchess had been prepared from an early age to being a proper royal consort.In the 21st century, it has been proposed by some historians that she was one of the main articulators of the process of Independence of Brazil that took place in 1822. Her biographer, historian Paulo Rezzutti, maintains that it was largely thanks to her that Brazil became a nation. According to him, the wife of Dom Pedro "embraced Brazil as her country, Brazilians as her people and Independence as her cause". She was also adviser to Dom Pedro on important political decisions that reflected the future of the nation, such as the Dia do Fico and the subsequent opposition and disobedience to the Portuguese courts regarding the couple's return to Portugal. Consequently, for governing the country on Dom Pedro's trips through the Brazilian provinces, she is considered the first woman to become head of state in an independent American country.

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Some of their strengths

Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Intellectual, Analytical, Innovative, Passionate, Hardworking, and Loyal.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine's challenges

While Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine can be Stubborn, Selfish, Impulsive, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Complicated, and Brusque.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Callous and Selfish

Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Archduchess of Austria Maria Leopoldine also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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