On January 12th, 1740, Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria was born. Her full name was Maria Carolina Ernestina Antonia Johanna Josepha, and she was the third child and third daughter born to Maria Theresa and Francis I.
Sadly, the little Archduchess did not live very long, becoming gravely ill and dying just over a year after her birth. She was buried in tomb 53 in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.
Two younger sisters were named in her memory. One died tragically the day of her birth, and one would go on to become Queen of Naples and Sicily, and be the longest lived of all of Maria Theresa’s children.