11.03.

1712: The Croatian Pragmatic Sanction

1712: The Croatian Pragmatic Sanction
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The Croatian Pragmatic Sanction is mentioned even in the current Constitution of Croatia, as historical evidence of Croatian independence and sovereignty.

The Croatian Pragmatic Sanction was voted in by the Croatian Diet on this date in 1712. It allowed the female branch of the Habsburg dynasty to accede to the Croatian throne. The Sanction is mentioned even in the current Constitution of Croatia, as historical evidence of Croatian independence and sovereignty. It was also one of the often-cited proofs of Croatian sovereignty during political with the Kingdom of Hungary in the 19th century.

It is important to note that the Croatian Diet introduced the Pragmatic Sanction before the Hungarian Diet (the Hungarian was approved only in 1723). The Croatian Pragmatic Sanction was a display of support for Emperor Charles VI (the father of Empress Maria Theresa), since it allowed his daughters to rule over the Habsburg crown lands (Charles was the last male descendant of the Habsburg line).

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