Maria Christine, Archduchess of Austria (1742-98) - sister of Marie Antoinette. Maria Christina was a very intelligent woman who knew how to manipulate her parents. After the death of her father, Maria Christina was able to convince her vulnerable and sentimental mother into permitting her to marry for love rather than for reasons of state. She was the only child allowed to do so. She chose her second cousin Prince Albert of Saxony, who had neither had great wealth nor a throne to offer.