Why Was the Ideal Fortified City Established?
Conflicts have always accompanied humanity; even the local landscape has not escaped them. Not even Emperor Charles VI., who tried to prevent the conquering plans of the surrounding rulers during his lifetime, did not prevent this. He knew that not leaving a male successor after his death would cause many extensive problems. He secured inheritance rights to his oldest daughter (four years before she was born) in a document called Pragmatic Sanction (1713).
This document guaranteed both the indivisibility of the Habsburg monarchy and, in the event of the death of the male line, the succession of the female branch of the family.