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Offline Elle

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Emporer Franz Joseph's Grand Steward
« on: August 06, 2009, 10:16:10 PM »
Count Karol Lanckoronski was the Grand Steward of Emporer Franz Joseph I.  He was of Polish origin and one of the wealthiest and most cultivated men in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, yet I cannot find much information about him.  Can anyone provide facts regarding this interesting person?

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Re: Emporer Franz Joseph's Grand Steward
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 12:46:58 PM »
Does anyone have ANY information on this man?  Where can I find info??  Thanks!

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Re: Emporer Franz Joseph's Grand Steward
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 02:41:35 PM »
Elle, Wikipedia contains some interesting portraits and pictures. This is a portrait of the count Karol Antoni Lanckoronski with his third wife Malzorgata, by birth princess Lichnowsky:



As far as I can read, it seems we was married firstly to Maria Leopoldyna zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz and secondly to Franciszka Ksawera Attems. But I believe his two daughters, Karolina and Adelaida, were born from the third wife, Malzorgata.

This is a picture of the count with the two daughters, also from Wikipedia:



He seems a fascinating man, indeed. I have read his daughter Karolina was a fighter against de Nazism, too.

I suppose you knew well all this "basics", but IŽll try to find more valuable info ;)


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Re: Emporer Franz Joseph's Grand Steward
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 04:16:02 PM »
Thank you, Yesult, for your response.  Any information at all regarding the Count is appreciated.

It's amazing that as accomplished as he was, there's so little information regarding him and his family.  Working for the emperor and having interests in archeology and art, among other things, I'm sure, made him a thoroughly fascinating individual. 

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Re: Emporer Franz Joseph's Grand Steward
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 12:28:00 PM »
I didn't know anything about him, thank you for start this topic and for share this interesting and good
information, the painting and the photos are really good, Do you know when was painted this picture?