Count Friedrich August von Harrach-Rohrau
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, June 8, 1696 – Vienna, June 4, 1749), was plenipotentiary minister
of the Austrian Netherlands (1732-1741) and became Governor-General ad interim
from (1741 - 1744).
He was the son of Aloys Thomas Raimund Count Harrach
Aloys Thomas Raimund, Count Harrach was an Austrian politician and diplomat. His father was Ferdinand Bonaventura I...
(1669-1742) and Countess Anna Caecilie von Thannhausen (1674-1721).
He married Princess Eleonora of Liechtenstein (1703-17 July 1757), the daughter of Anton Florian of Liechtenstein
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, on February 5, 1719. They had 16 children;
- Franz Anton (13 May 1720 - 25 March 1724)
- Maria Rosa (20 August 1721 - 29 August 1785)
- Johann Josef (18 September 1722 - 8 December 1746)
- Ernst Guido (8 September 1723 - 23 March 1783); his successor
- Maria Anna (27 April 1725 - 29 April 1780)
- Anna Viktoria (1726 - 6 January 1746)
- Maria Josephina (20 November 1727 - 15 February 1788); married her cousin, Prince Johann Nepomuk Karl of Liechtenstein
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- Maximilian Josef (13 September 1729 - 6 March 1730)
- Bonaventura (20 March 1731 - 14 February 1794)
- Ignaz Ludwig (2 October 1732 - 11 March 1753)
- Franz Xaver (2 October 1732 - 15 February 1781)
- Johann Leopold (12 December 1733 - 27 September 1734)
- Maria Elisabeth (19 May 1735 - 9 June 1735)
- Ferdinand (4 January 1737 - 27 March 1748)
- Johann Nepomuk Ernst (20 May 1738 - 17 December 1739)
- Maria Christina (24 July 1740 - 27 November 1791)
Ernst Guido's great-great-grandson was Lieutenant Colonel Count Franz von Harrach, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
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's bodyguard when he was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
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was born in the village of Rohrau
Rohrau is a village in Lower Austria, Austria. The name Rohrau comes from two single German words, "Rohr" which means reed and "Au" which means a riparian forest - the name of the village tells its location - south of the village there is a riparian forest and a swamp covered with reed. Rohrau is...
, where the related Counts of Harrach had their palace. His father Mathias Haydn
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, was a wheelwright
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and his mother, the former Maria Koller, had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Karl Anton von Harrach.
- http://zamek.kunin.cz/encyklopedie/objekty1.phtml?id=77877&Picture and Biography (in Czech
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Ghislaine De Boom, Les ministres plénipotentaires dans les Pays-Bas autrichiens, principalement Cobenzl
, Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique (1932).
Ghislaine De Boom, "L'Archiduchesse Marie-Elisabeth et les Grands Maitres de la cour", in: Revue Belge de philologie et d'histoire
, vol. 5 (2-3), 1926, pp. 495-506.