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The Capuchin monastery was founded in 1617. It is famous for its imperial crypt, where the emperors of the Habsburg dynasty and their families are buried.
The founder of the Kapuzinerkirche is Empress Anna, the wife of Emperor Matthew. The first stone was laid in 1622, and the church was consecrated in 1632. In 1760, the portal was completed, which in 1934-1936 was reconstructed from historical images and decorated with a fresco by G. Fischer.
19 empresses, 12 emperors and other family members rest in the crypt of the Capuchin monastery Habsburgs (about 137 people in total). The first to be buried here were Empress Anna (date of death - 1618) and Emperor Matthew (date of death - 1619). After, As the church was completed and consecrated, the sarcophagi of Anna and Matthew were moved to the crypt.
In addition to the Habsburgs, one woman was buried in the crypt, who did not belong to the famous dynasty - Countess Caroline Fuchs-Mollard (beloved teacher of Maria Theresa).
The last burial in the crypt of the Capuchins was in January 2008. The sarcophagus of the last emperor of the Habsburg family, Charles I, who died in 1922, was moved to the church crypt.
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Topic: Capuchin monastery (Kapuzinerkirche) in Austria, Vienna spa.