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About Erkinger I of Schwarzenberg
wikipedia - House of Schwarzenberg - The family was first mentioned in 1172. A branch of the Seinsheim family (genealogy, the non-Schwarzenberg portion died out in 1958) was created when Erkinger I of Seinsheim acquired the Franconian barony of Schwarzenberg, the castle Schwarzenberg and the title Baron of Schwarzenberg, in 1405–21. At this time, they also possessed some fiefdoms in Bohemia. In 1599 the Schwarzenbergs were elevated to Counts and in 1670 to Princes. The House of Schwarzenberg came into extensive land holdings in Bohemia in 1661 through a marriage alliance with the House of Eggenberg. In the 1670s, they established their primary seat in Bohemia. Until 1918 their primary residence was in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/eský_Krumlov Český Krumlov], Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic). In the late 18th century, the House of Schwarzenberg was divided into two titled lines (majorats). The elder line died out in the male line in 1965 with Heinrich Schwarzenberg, the 11th Prince of Schwarzenberg. The second line was established with Prince Karl Philipp of Schwarzenberg at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlk_nad_Vltavou Orlík], Murau and Vienna. Today the two lines are united under the current head of the house, Prince Karl VII of Schwarzenberg wikipedia aka. Karel, Prince of Schwarzenberg (born Karl Johannes Nepomuk Joseph Norbert Friedrich Antonius Wratislaw Menas), 7. Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (Second Majorat), Herzog von Krummau (12/10/1937 Prague, Bohemia - ) politician, leader of Top 09 party, current [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs_(Czech_Republic Minister of Foreign Affairs] who took office as Foreign Minister in July 2010, and also occupied the position from 2007-09...