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Adolf Wilhelm Daniel von Auersperg

Birthplace: Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Goldegg, St. Johann im Pongau District, Salzburg, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Karl Wilhelm II, VII. Fürst von Auersperg and Friedrike Luise von Lenthe
Husband of Aloysia Freiin Mladotova ze Solopisk and Johanna Gräfin Festetics de Tolna
Father of Karl* Maria IX Fürst von Auersperg; Johanna Prinzessin von Auersperg; Aglae Franziska Marie Aloysie von Auersperg and Francis Maria Joseph, Prinz Von Auersperg
Brother of Aglaja von Auersperg; Wilhelmine von Auersperg; Karl Wilhelm, VIII. Fürst von Auersperg; Alexander von Auersperg; Leopoldine von Auersperg and 1 other

Occupation: Prime Minister of Austria 1871-1879
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Adolf Wilhelm, Prinz von Auersperg

Prince Adolf Wilhelm Daniel von Auersperg (1821, Vlašim - January 5, 1885, Schloss Goldegg, Neidling) was a Bohemian and an Austrian statesman. (Wikipedia)

He served in the Army from 1841 to 1860 and attained the rank of major of dragoons in the regiment of Prince Eugene. In 1867 he entered political life as a member of the Bohemian Diet, being elected by the Liberal land proprietors, and in 1868 became a member for life of the upper chamber of the Austrian Reichsrat. He was governor of Salzburg from 1870 to 1871, and proved in that position, as well as in his subsequent political life, a stanch supporter of the constitution.

From 1871 to 1879, he was head of the Austrian ministry as the 8th Minister-President of Cisleithania. Therefore he succeeded in carrying out the electoral reform of the Empire, securing direct elections to the lower chamber of the Reichsrat, and in strengthening the political entente with Hungary.

REMARKS: 1052 Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece 1878

REMARKS: children - + 3

BIOGRAPHY Adolf Wilhelm Daniel, Prinz von Auersperg, was born on 12 July 1821 in Prague, the son of Wilhelm II, 7.Fürst von Auersperg, and Friederike von Lenthe.

On 26 October 1845 Adolf married Aloysia, Freiin Mladotova ze Solopick, daughter of Adalbert, Freiherr Mladota ze Solopisk, and Franziska, Freiin Schirndinger von Schirnding. Childless and aged only twenty-nine, on 26 October 1849 Aloysia died.

On 6 October 1857 at Wlaschim Adolf married Johanna, Gräfin Festetics de Tolna, daughter of Ernö, Graf Festetics de Tolna, and Johanna, Freiin Kotz z Dobrze. Adolf and Johanna became the parents of five children.

As Prime Minister from 1871 to 1879, he was not only responsible for the implementation of the parliamentary liberalisation, but he also saw through an electoral reform in 1873, which offered the direct election of the Reichsrat (Imperial council, legislative body). As the president of the Oberste Rechnungshof (Audit Office) in the administration of his successor Count Taaffe he was, from 1879 up to his death in 1885, responsible for the finances of the Imperial and Royal Monarchy.

On 9 March 1884 in Vienna his wife died. Adolf died 5 January 1885 at Castle Goldegg.

6f) Adolf Wilhelm Daniel (Wlaschim 21 Jul 1821-Schloß Goldegg 5 Jan 1885); m.1st Schloß Marschau 26 Oct 1845 Aloisia Frn Mladota von Solopisk (Marschau 14 Nov 1820-Ischl/Reitersdorf 25 Oct 1849); m.2d Wlaschim 6 Oct 1857 Johanna Gfn Festetics von Tolna (Tolna 15 Jun 1830-Vienna 9 Mar 1884)

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Adolf Wilhelm, Prinz von Auersperg's Timeline

July 21, 1821
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
February 26, 1859
Age 37
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
September 17, 1860
Age 39
Teplitz, Teplitz, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
March 28, 1868
Age 46
Teplice (Teplitz)
December 11, 1869
Age 48
Prague, Czech Republic
January 5, 1885
Age 63
Goldegg, St. Johann im Pongau District, Salzburg, Austria