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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2006, 06:28:49 PM »
Small portrait of his second love Princess Wilhelmine Biron von Kurland,later Princess de Rohan and Duchess von Sagan...

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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2006, 06:31:13 PM »
Portrait of Clemens's sister Duchess Pauline von Württemberg...

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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2006, 06:34:29 PM »
Portrait and a close up of his granddaughter Pauline...

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2006, 08:39:58 PM »
And one portrait of the present Fürstin Tatiana von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein,born Princess Wassiltchikova...

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2006, 03:41:31 PM »
She was born 1915 in St. Petersburg as princess Wassilitschikow.Does anybody has pictures of her childhood?

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2006, 11:11:14 AM »
There are many childhood photographs in her marvallous biography "Tatiana" originally published in 1977 but reprinted much later.

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2006, 11:16:00 AM »
Princess Tatiana's mother Princess Lydia Wassiltchikova nee Princess Wiazemsky suffered very much in the revolution.Two of her 3 younger brothers were killed :- Dimitri by the marauding troops and Boris by the peasantry on his estate.

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2006, 05:54:56 PM »
One should note that Princess Tatiana's maiden name is properly spelled Vassiltchikova / Васильчикова in Russian, the 'w' being used in the French, German and Polish spelling of the surname. The Princely House of Wiazemsky, spelled as Vyazemsky / Вяземские in Russian were a Rurikid Dynasty house who were the Princes of Smolensk in ancient times.

Princess Tatiana wrote the book Tatiana: Five Passports in a Shifting Europe which was published in 1976. It was her younger sister, Princess Maria, who gained considerable fame for being on the fringes of the attempt to assasinate Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944. Her first hand account of this crucial moment in history was published in the book Berlin Diaries 1940-1945.

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2006, 03:36:23 AM »
1941 Tatiana met her husband Alfons Duke of Metternich- Winneburg. After WW II they went to Johannisberg in the Rheingau. ( one of the nicest places in the world  :) ). In Schloss Johannisberg - http://www.schloss-johannisberg.de - they lived and were buried.
Tatiana was one of the founder of the Rheingau Musik Festival. Many concerts take place in Schloss Johannisberg

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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2006, 09:35:44 AM »
May I also add that Fursten Tatiana and her husband were single handedly responsible for the restoration of the legendary vineyards of Schloss Johannisberg.  I have been most fortunate to have met their winemaker and sampled their wines, and which are now today considered among the very best of the best in Germany.  Their eiswien sells here in the US for about $500 for a 375ml bottle!! and you know what? Its worth it! He told me that even in her advanced age, Tatiana was still concerned with the progress of the wine and continued to sample them.


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Re: Metternich - Winneberg
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2006, 05:32:13 AM »
During the last weeks, I´m searching for info about the Congress of Vienna, and I must say that I´m fascinated about the private life of the great statesman and perhaps the most important diplomat of the time.

I know that he was married three times...the first marriage to Eleonore von Kaunitz was a great coup that opened for him the doors of the austrian court. His second wife was Antoinette von Leykam and the third, Melanie Zichy-Ferraris. I just have found a portrait of the first wife, Eleonore:



When Metternich married Eleonore, named Lorel, he was very fond of Marie-Constance de La Force. Anyone have info about this lady?

Well, Metternich was linked to some of the most beautiful and notorious woman of his time. I´m talking about Katharina, princess Bagration, mother of his daughter Clementine; Wilhelmine Biron, duchess of Sagan and, later, Dorothea Benkendorff, by marriage countess and princess of Lieven. During the Congress, Metternich and tsar Alexander I of Russia were rivals because the two man were linked to Katharina Bagration, the nacked angel or the russian andromeda, and also to Wilhelmine of Sagan. There are portraits of the three woman:

-Katharina Bagration


-Wilhelmine Biron of Sagan


-Dorothea of Lieven


The three shared their beds with Metternich. Katharina and Wilhelmine shared their beds, also, with Alexander I. And rumor has linked Katharina to count Carl Rudolf von Schulenburg, later third husband of Wilhelmine.

More info?
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