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Thun und Hohenstein

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The Thun und Hohenstein family, also known as Thun-Hohenstein, belonged to the historical Austrian and Bohemian nobility One branch of the family lived at Děčín Tetschen, Bohemia, for more than 200 years

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Notable family members
    • 21 Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein
    • 22 Maria Wilhelmine von Thun und Hohenstein
    • 23 Leopold von Thun und Hohenstein
    • 24 Franz Anton von Thun und Hohenstein
    • 25 Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein
    • 26 Róża Maria von Thun und Hohenstein
  • 3 Other prominent members
  • 4 Historic Property
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

History

Thun Castle at Ton, Trentino, Italy

A feudal family originally from Ton, Trentino, formerly an Italian speaking part of Tyrol, today part of the Trentino province of Italy, the male line traces back to Manfreinus of Tunno in 1187[1] In 1469 they became hereditary Cup-bearers of the Prince-bishopric of Trento and in 1558 of the Prince-bishopric of Brixen

All males of the family were granted the title of Baron in 1604, and Counts of the Holy Roman Empire Reichsgraf in 1629 The title of Prince was conferred upon the head of the family, along with the style of Durchlaucht Serene Highness, in the Austrian Empire in 1911[1] They were hereditary members of the Austrian House of Lords, in right of possession of the entailed lordship of Tetschen since 1879[1]

In 1621 the family acquired The Chateau at Klášterec nad Ohří, Bohemia, in 1629 Eulau Castle, expropriated in 1946, in the second half of the 17th century Děčín Castle German: Tetschen, then the family's main seat until it was sold in 1932 Later they also acquired Choltice Castle and Benátky nad Jizerou Castle, and several palaces in Prague

Notable family members

Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein

Of the three sons of Count Franz Anton 1786–1873 and his wife Countess Theresia Anna Maria née von Brühl, the eldest, Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein 1810–1881, entered the diplomatic service After holding other posts he was in 1850 appointed president of the restored German Diet at Frankfurt, where he represented the anti-Prussian policy of Prince Felix Schwarzenberg, and often came into conflict with Prince Bismarck, who was the Prussian envoy He was afterwards ambassador at Berlin and St Petersburg After his retirement in 1863 from the public service in the Bohemian Landtag and the Austrian Reichsrat he supported the federal policy of his brother Leo In 1879 he was made a hereditary member of the Upper House In this position he was, on his death 24 September 1881, succeeded by his eldest son Franz born 1847

Maria Wilhelmine von Thun und Hohenstein

Main article: Maria Wilhelmine von Thun und Hohenstein

Countess Maria Wilhelmine von Thun und Hohenstein, née Countess von Ulfeldt was a Viennese aristocrat of the 18th century She was the hostess of a musically and intellectually outstanding salon, and a patroness of music, notably that of Mozart and Beethoven

Leopold von Thun und Hohenstein

Leopold, Count von Thun und Hohenstein Main article: Leopold, Count von Thun und Hohenstein

Count Leopold von Thun und Hohenstein 1811–1888 was a leading Austrian statesman who was later a minister in the cabinets of Schwarzenberg and Bach

Franz Anton von Thun und Hohenstein

Main article: Franz, Prince of Thun and Hohenstein

Count Franz Anton von Thun und Hohenstein, Czech: hrabě František Antonín z Thunu a Hohensteina 1847–1916 was an Austro-Hungarian nobleman and statesman He was Governor of his native Bohemia from 1889 to 1896 and again from 1911 to 1915 He was elevated to princely rank by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria on 19 July 1911 Leaving no sons, he was succeeded in the princely title by his brother Jaroslav 1864-1929[1]

Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein

Main article: Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein

Fra' Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein 1850–1931 was the 75th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1905 to 1931

Róża Maria von Thun und Hohenstein

Main article: Róża Thun

Róża Maria Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein née Woźniakowska, born 13 April 1954, usually shortened to Róża Thun, married Franz Graf von Thun und Hohenstein in 1981 She is a European Parliament Member MEP from Poland since 2009

Other prominent members

  • Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein 1643–1709, prince-archbishop of Salzburg from 1687 to 1709
  • Friedrich von Thun, Austrian actor
  • Max von Thun, Austrian actor

Historic Property

References

  1. ^ a b c d Almanach de Gotha, Thun und Hohenstein Justus Perthes, 1944, p 539 French
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Headlam, James Wycliff 1911 "Thun-Hohenstein" In Chisholm, Hugh ed Encyclopædia Britannica 26 11th ed Cambridge University Press pp 898–899mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink

External links

  • Media related to Thun-Hohenstein at Wikimedia Commons

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