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Jáchym z Hradce

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Hradec Jindrichuv, Hradce Jindrichuv, Czechoslovakia
Death: December 13, 1565 (39)
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Son of Adam I z Hradce and Anna z Rožmitála a Blatné
Husband of Anna ze Hradca
Father of Adam II von Neuhaus, Oberstburggraf von Prag; Heinrich Adam von Neuhaus; Agnes von Neuhaus; Anna Popel Von Lobkowicz and Elizabeth von Neuhaus
Brother of Vorsila z Hradce; Magdalena z Hradce; Eliška z Hradce and Zachariáš z Hradce

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About Jáchym z Hradce, Burggraf von Karlstein


  • His parents were Adam I by Neuhaus and Anna of Rose Valley (Anna Rožmitála a Blatné z). On the death of his father in 1531, Joachim was only five years old and that he and his siblings were initially placed under the guardianship of her mother and other nobles. Because his father had heard as a High Chancellor of Bohemia to the favorites of the Bohemian king, Ferdinand, Joachim arrived at the age of eight years of education at Ferdinand's court, where he together with the Archduke Maximilian and Ferdinand under the care of the tutor and teacher Hermann Zalesky (Heřman Zalesky was asked Prostého z). Zalesky gave instruction in Latin and German and was also obliged, with his pupils to speak Polish and Czech, and so they also dominated these languages ​​fluently. Together with the Archduke Joachim took an educational trip to Italy, France and the Netherlands. During these years his life was dominated political ties to the Habsburgs.
  • 1546 took over the regency of Joachim and independent management of hereditary possessions, which included among others Neuhaus, Telc, Slavonice Počátky and Želetava (Schelletau). In the same year he married Anna, daughter of Jost III. by Rosenberg. With a letter written in Breslau, he was appointed by King Ferdinand to captain of the circle Bechyně. Together with the king and his land steward of Berka of Dubé Zdislav Joachim took part on 24 April 1547 to the Battle of Mühlberg, with the Smalcald War ended.
  • 1550 Joachim divided the paternal inheritance with his younger brother, by then under age Zacharias, to whom he entrusted Slavonice Strmilov and Kunžak and Telc, whose castle Zacharias chose as his residence. Should be in the same year concluded a contract of Joachim and Zacharias inherit what the other one, if one die without male descendants would. Although the Emperor on the 2nd of them June 1551 granted an audience, were appointed to the Privy Council and Joachim Zacharias to the Lord Chamberlain, the Emperor entered into between the brothers Erbvertrag confirmed until shortly before his death 1564th
  • Joachim took part in 1550 as an emissary of King Ferdinand and Johann von Waldstein at the Moravian Diet in Olomouc. 1552 he acquired from the King to the Lords of Malovec confiscated rule Winterberg. 1553 Joachim took part in the Prague parliament and together with Wilhelm von Rosenberg at the marriage of Ferdinand's widowed daughter Catherine with the Polish King Sigismund II, on 31 July this year in Krakow took place.
  • For his faithful services Joachim was appointed in 1551 by King Ferdinand to the castle of Count Karlstein and after the death of Henry of Plauen in 1554 to the High Chancellor of Bohemia. The Spanish King Philip II took Joachim 1561 into the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1562 King Ferdinand, he transferred the inheritance rights castle mountain woman.
  • End of the 1550s had it rebuilt the castle Henry Jindřichův Hradec and acquired from him by the architect Antonio Palais Prague Ericers Renaissance. Because of his frequent absence of the rule of Neuhaus's Economic and court officials was administered. They were initially indebted possessions not only consolidate but also expand. Alone in the period 1561-1564 should be the assets have doubled. The city experienced an economic boom Neuhaus.
  • After Ferdinand's death in 1564 should lead to his successor Joachim Maximilian, negotiations with Moravia and Silesia to their financial stake in the Turkish wars and support for Maximilian, the Diet of Augsburg, for which there was no possibility. The steep rise Joachim came to an abrupt end when he on 12 December 1565 near Vienna in the crash of a wooden bridge into the Danube drowned. At his death his possessions should have been back in debt.


  • Joachim von Neuhaus was married to Anna Rosenberg, who died in 1580th The couple had children:
  1. Anna († 1553)
  2. Elizabeth / Alžběta († 1596)
  3. Adam († 1596), Bohemian and Prague Castle High Chancellor Graf, married to Catherine de Montfort († 1631)
  4. Heinrich Adam († 1551)
  5. Anne, married to Felix Ulrich von Lobkowitz (Lobkowicz Oldřich Felix na Kosti)
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Jáchym z Hradce, Burggraf von Karlstein's Timeline

July 14, 1526
Hradec Jindrichuv, Hradce Jindrichuv, Czechoslovakia
Age 22
Hradec Jindrichuv, Hradce Jindrichuv, Czechoslovakia
Age 24
July 14, 1557
Age 31
Hradec Jindrichuv, Hradce Jindrichuv, Czechoslovakia
Age 30
Hradec Jindrichuv, Hradce Jindrichuv, Czechoslovakia
Age 33
Hradec Jindrichuv, Hradce Jindrichuv, Czechoslovakia
December 13, 1565
Age 39