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Schwarzenberg ("ze Švarzenberka" in Czech) is the name of a Frankish and Bohemian aristocratic family which was first mentioned in 1172. Erkinger I of Seinshein acquired in 1405/21 the Frankish duchy of Schwarzenberg, the castle Schwarzenberg and the title Baron of Schwarzenberg. At this time they also possessed some fiefdoms in Bohemia. In 1599 the Schwarzenbergs were elevated to Counts and in 1670 to Princes. The House of Schwarzenberg came into extensive land holdings in Bohemia in 1661 through a marriage alliance with the House of Eggenberg. In the 1670s they established their primary seat in Bohemia. Until 1918 their primary residence was in Český Krumlov, Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic). Jump to: navigation, search Bohemia This article is about the historical region in central Europe; for other uses, see Bohemia (disambiguation). ... Events Duke Richard of Aquitaine becomes Duke of Poitiers. ... Events Swedish King Sigismund III Vasa is replaced by his brother Charles IX of Sweden. ... 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 6 - The fifth monarchy men unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... ÄŒeský Krumlov (  listen?) is a small city in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, best known for the fine architecture and art of the historic old town and Krumlov Castle. ...



The House of Schwarzenberg produced many exceptionaly military commanders, politicians, church dignitaries (including an Archbishop of Prague), innovators and patrons of the Arts. Their property in Bohemia included the Duchy of Krumlov (Krumau or Krummau in German), Prachatice and Orlík belonged. They also acquired property of the Rosenberger Family (Rožmberk in Czech). They created ponds, planted forests and introduced new technologies in agriculture. They were related to a number of European aristocratic families, notably to the Lobkowicz family. Jump to: navigation, search Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... The Lobkowicz (also spelled Lobkovic) family is one of the oldest still existing Bohemian noble families dating back to the 14th century. ...



The famous General and Field Marshal, Prince Karl Philipp I of Schwarzenberg, was from this illustrious family. Jump to: navigation, search Schwarzenberg Monument at Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (or Prince Karl Philipp zu Schwarzenberg (April 18, 1771 – October 15, 1820), Austrian Feldmarshall, was born at Vienna. ...



The Schwarzenberg holding included the following castles:


Krumlov Castle (in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, held by the Schwarzenberg's from 1719 to 1947)


Hluboká Castle (called Schloss Frauenberg in German, in Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic) Hluboká nad Vltavou is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, near ÄŒeské BudÄ›jovice. ...


Vimperk Castle (Vimperk / Winterberg, Czech Republic) Jump to: navigation, search Vimperk (Winterberg in German) is town in southern Bohemia, currently in the Jihočeský administrative district of the Czech Republic. ...



In the 18th century the House of Schwarzenberg was divided into two titled lines. One line died out in 1965 with Heinrich Schwarzenberg, the 11th Prince of Schwarzenberg. The second line was established with Prince Karl I of Schwarzenberg in Austria (Murau and Vienna). Jump to: navigation, search 1999-The Bomb 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ...



Lords of Schwarzenberg



Barons of Schwarzenberg


1420-1437 Erkinger I von Seinsheim


1437-1469 Michael II


1469-1499 Michael III


1499-1510 Erkinger II


1510-1526 Wilhelm I 1526-1557 Wilhelm II


1557-1599 Adolf Baron of Schwarzenberg



Counts of Schwarzenberg


1599: Elevation to Count


1599-1600 Adolf Count of Schwarzenberg (the same Adolf who was Baron from 1557 - 1599)


1600-1641 Adam Count of Schwarzenberg


1641-1670 Johann Adolf Count of Schwarzenberg



Princes of Schwarzenberg


14 July 1670: Elevation to Prince (Fürst)


1670-1683 Johann Adolf Prince of Schwarzenberg


1683-1703 Ferdinand Wilhelm Eusebius Prince of Schwarzenberg


1703-1732 Adam Franz Karl Prince of Schwarzenberg


1732-1782 Joseph Adam Prince of Schwarzenberg


1782-1789 Johann Prince of Schwarzenberg


1789-1833 Joseph Prince of Schwarzenberg


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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Friedrich, Prince of Schwarzenberg (2269 words)
Among the institutions founded or favoured by Schwarzenberg may be mentioned: the Mozarteum, the Cathedral Musical Society, the Art Society, the boys' seminary (Borromäum), the convent of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent de Paul at Schwarzach for the nursing of the sick and the education of the young.
However, the cardinal's brother, Felix, was already prime minister, and by the appointment of Rauscher, the archbishop's teacher, as Bishop of Sekkau, Schwarzenberg greatly strengthened the influence of the bishops.
As soon as Schwarzenberg heard that the monastery law was to be discussed in the House of Peers in the middle of January, 1876, he convened a meeting of the bishops of the House of Peers; the eight bishops assembled in the Schwarzenberg palace.
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