Johann Georg von Hohenzollern-Hechingen (c.1577 - 1623)

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Nicknames: "1'er Fürst zu Hohenzollern-Hechingen"
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Birthplace: Germany
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About Johann Georg von Hohenzollern-Hechingen

  • Johann Georg Holenzollern-Hechingen - Wikipedia - Deutsch
  • John George, Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen - Wikipedia - English
  • In 1620, Emperor Ferdinand II made John George a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece and on 23 March 1623, he was made an Imperial Prince
  • Noble family - 'House of Hoherzollern'
  • born - 1577, Hechingen
  • died - 28 Sep 1623, Hechingen
  • father - Eitel Fredeerick IV, Count of Hohenzollern
  • mother - Sibylle of Zimmern
  • married - Franziska zu Dhaun-Neufville - († 1619)

George was a Catholic and loyal to the Emperor's side. From 1603 - 1605 he was president of the Reichskammergericht and later president of the Aulic council. The latter post proved helpful when during a military confrontation with George Dietrich of Wessterstetten, John Geroge's army had inadvertantly strayed into Wurttenberg territory.

He represented Austria at the Imperial diet. Together with johan Pistorius, he tried in vain to persuad margrave George Frederick of Baden-Durlach to revert to Catholicism. In 1609, the emperor sent him as a special envoy to the French court. On his return, he met Archduke Albert VII in Brussels. He would correspond with the Archduke ever after.

Because of the low pay and several disputes with Melchior Klesl, he tried to resign in 1612 and 1613. The Emperor however did not except his resignation. In 1614, he was again on a successful mission to France.

In 1620, Emperor Ferdinand II made John George a 'Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece' and on 23 March 1623, he was made an Imperial Prince, together with 22 other imperial counts. With this elevation, Ferdinand attempted to restore the balance between Catholic and Protestant princes. (car).

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