Pinsteps. Franz Stephan monument in Vienna
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So, the Habsburg dynasty begins to manifest itself. Maria Theresia, who we already know and remember. And this is her husband, Franz Stephan. After his death, she became an empress, who gained fame, more significant than many emperors. Sculptor Valtasar Ferdinand Jr. created the equestrian statue of Franz Stefan. He was born in Innsbruck in the same year Maria Theresia was born. He was the court sculptor of the Habsburgs, and his sculpture of Franz Stephan on horseback is considered the first equestrian sculpture in Austria.

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