Eleonora Gonzaga (1598–1655)
Eleonora Gonzaga (23 September 1598 – 27 June 1655), was born a Princess of Mantua as a member of the House of Gonzaga, and by marriage to Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia.
|Holy Roman Empress; German Queen;|
Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia;
Archduchess consort of Austria
|Tenure||2 February 1622 – 15 February 1637|
|Coronation||7 November 1627|
|Born||23 September 1598|
Mantua, Duchy of Mantua
|Died||27 June 1655 56) (aged|
|Spouse||Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor|
|Father||Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua|
|Mother||Eleonora de' Medici|
Nicknamed the Elder (German: Ältere) to distinguish herself from her namesake great-niece, during her tenure, the Imperial court in Vienna became one of the centers of European Baroque music. As Empress, Eleanora was a supporter of the Counter-Reformation.