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Kaiser Maximilian I. legte den Grundstein für die Macht des Hauses Österreich mit seiner europäischen Heiratspolitik der Habsburger

Princesses and twin sisters,Louise Elisabeth and Anne Henriette, daughters of Louis XV and his queen Marie. Aunts of Louis XVI. Louise married the younger son of Philip V of Spain, and became Duchess of Parma.

A triptych of the future Emperor Charles V (1500-1558) flanked by his sisters Eleanor (1498-1558) and Isabella (1501-1525), circa 1502.

Maria Antonia Archduchess of Austria, Benjamin von Block,1684. Only surviving child of the uncle/cousin/niece marriage of Leopold I of Austria, HRE and Margaret Teresa of Spain. "The Peerage" gives her a "consanguinity index" of 25.89%, just behind her mother's of 26.38%. Her father's is a lowly 14.27% (The present Prince of Wales, whose parents are distant cousins several times over is 2.09%; the Duke of Cambridge is 0%.) Married a (relatively) distant cousin Maximiliian II of Bavaria.

María, Reina de Hungría, hija de Felipe "El Hermoso" rey consorte de castilla y Juana "La Loca" Reyna de Castilla. Hermana de Carlos V de Alemania y primero de España, emperador del Sacro Imperio Romano. Nació en Bruselas. Sus abuelos paternos fueron Maximiliano I, emperador del Sacro Imperio y su primera esposa María de Borgoña. Sus abuelos maternos fueron los Reyes Católicos de España, Fernando V de Aragón e Isabel de Castilla.

The daughters of Lorenzo di Medici Maddalena (right) and Contessina

A portrait of Louis-Charles and Marie-Therese Charlotte, children of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.