Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, called "Mimi", was the favorite daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She was the Regent (governor) of the Austrian Netherlands in 1781-1793. She was the sister of the French Queen Marie Antoinette. Mimi was not only beautiful but she was also highly intelligent and artistically gifted. She was born on 13 May 1742.