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Miklós Ferdinand 7. Fürst Esterházy de Galántha [1,2,3,4]

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1765 - 1833
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First name(s) Nikolaus Ferdinand Franz Xaver Anton

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Birth 12 Dec 1765 Wien

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Sex Male

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Lived In Hungary

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Died 25 Nov 1833 Como, Italy

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Person ID I00044577 Leo

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Last Modified 04 Jun 2002

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Father Pal Antal Anselm, 6.Fürst Esterházy de Galántha, b. 11 Apr 1738, Wien Mother Gräfin Maria Theresia Reinhardine Caecilia Eva Erdödy de Monyorókerék et Monoszló, b. 23 Nov 1745, Wien

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Family ID F00019201 Group Sheet

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Family Princess Maria Josepha Hermenegildis von und zu Liechtenstein, b. 13 Apr 1768, Wien Married 15 Sep 1783 Wien

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Children >

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-1. Pál Antal, 8.Fürst Esterházy de Galántha, b. 10 Mar 1786, Wien >

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-2. Princess Maria Leopoldine Josepha Aloysia Esterházy de Galántha, b. 31 Jan 1788, Wien

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-3. Prince Miklós Karoly Esterházy de Galántha, b. 6 Apr 1799

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Family ID F00019218 Group Sheet

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More like his grandfather than his father, he moved his court back to Kismarton (Eisenstadt) which had been neglected for thirty years. However, his ambitious plans for it were never implemented as years of spending had taken its toll on the Esterházy fortune, and as well he too continued this extravagance by buying the estate of Pottendorf in 1803 and then the Abbey of Edelstätten in Bavaria. He was a Field-Marshal and Ambassador; he was also the patron of Franz Liszt. As well, he created a museum for paintings in Vienna in the 'Gartenpalast'.

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An unsubstantiated story tells of Napoléon having offered him the crown of Hungary in 1809; but had this been the case, he would have refused out of loyalty to the Habsburgs.

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Another story tells of how he once put down a boastful Scottish landowner, proud of his 2,000 sheep, by telling him that he himself employed 2,500 shepherds, one for every hundred of his Merino breed.

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http://genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00044577&tree=LEO

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Prince Nikolaus II [Miklós Ferdinánd] (1765–1833)

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Son of Anton. In his youth he served as an officer in the Guards and took the Grand Tour. Later on he served the Empire as a diplomat.

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A dramatic moment in Nikolaus's career occurred in 1809 when Napoleon made him an offer to become King of an independent Hungary. Nicholas helped save the Empire by rejecting Napoleon's invitation. Actually, he went further than this, and raised a regiment of volunteers to help defend the Empire, an action he had previously taken in 1797.

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During his Grand Tour experience Nikolaus developed a taste for the visual arts, and as Prince Nikolaus accumulated a great collection of drawings and paintings. His profligacy as a collector caused financial difficulties for the next two generations of the family.

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Haydn biographer Karl Geiringer describes Nicolaus II thus: "He was as complete an autocrat as his grandfather had been, but lacked the latter's charm, kindliness, and genuine understanding of music . . . contemporaries described the prince's nature as 'worthy of an Asiatic despot'".[8]

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Nikolaus II commissioned the six late masses of Haydn noted above, as well as the Mass in C of Ludwig van Beethoven. At the first performance of the Beethoven Mass, the Prince criticized the work, and Beethoven left his house in a rage.

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The Prince could play the clarinet, or so it would appear from one of the portraits of him.

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The splendour of Nikolaus II's reign was greatly diminished by a financial crisis that shook Austria in 1811.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Esterh%C3%A1zy#Prince_Nikolaus_II_.5BMikl.C3.B3s_Ferdin.C3.A1nd.5D_.281765.E2.80.931833.29

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