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Princess Eleonore von Schwarzenberg
« on: September 21, 2009, 08:03:38 AM »
Princess Eleonore Elisabeth Amalia Magdalena von Lobkowicz (born 20 June 1682, in Mělník and died 5 May 1741, in Palais Schwarzenberg, Vienna) was a member of the House of Lobkowicz and was, by marriage, princess of Schwarzenberg.
Eleonore was the daughter of Prince Ferdinand August of Lobkowicz (1655 – 1715), the Duke of Sagan, and his second wife Margravine Maria Anne Wilhelmine of Baden-Baden (1655 – 1701), daughter of Wilhelm, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

On 6 December 1701 Princess Eleonore married the Austrian Hofmarschall, hereditary prince (and later prince) Adam Franz Karl Eusebius von Schwarzenberg. Eleonore was considered a cultivated lady, and Eleonore and her husband’s wealthy and cultural lifestyle was often displayed at court. The marriage produced two children:

    * Maria Anna (1706 – 1755): married Margrave Ludwig Georg Simpert von Baden-Baden
    * Joseph I of Schwarzenberg (1722 – 1782)

Her husband died after 31 years of marriage in a hunting accident on imperial land near Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav, today in the Czech Republic. Emperor Charles VI fired the deadly shot, and he just happened to be in the way. Afterwards, the Emperor took Eleonore’s son to his court in Vienna, and she was paid a baronial maintenance of 5000 guldens.

Princess Eleonore died on 5 May 1741 in the Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna. Franz von Gerstoff, the Emperor’s physician, requested an autopsy which eventually diagnosed cervical cancer as the cause of death.

(wikipedia.org)



I saw a really good documetation about her. The Austrian documentary "The Vampire Princess", tried to find evidence for the vampire thesis about her.

The articles are old, but interesting.
http://www.jchoerl.com/die-vampirprinzessin-gewinner-cine-golden-eagle-award
http://www.monstersandcritics.de/artikel/200833/article_97217.php




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Re: Princess Eleonore von Schwarzenberg
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 10:01:56 AM »
Here is just a part of it in German ;) I also watched it on History channel few days ago...really interesting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKxEYb2GsiE

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Re: Princess Eleonore von Schwarzenberg
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 10:06:17 AM »
In the second article they got the wrong Eleonore von Schwarzenberg,not the one living from 1682-1741 but the one living from 1813-1872...