Graf Johann Nepomuk Franz von Harrach zu Rohrau und Thannhausen

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About Graf Johann Nepomuk Franz von Harrach zu Rohrau und Thannhausen

Johann Nepomuk came from the noble family of Harrach , was a son of Franz Ernst Count Harrach (born December 13, 1799, † February 26, 1884 in Nice ), a major industrialist of damask and linen weaving in Janowitz (Rymarov), founder of Franz-Ernst -Hütte of the ironwork Altendorf (district Römerstadt), and grandson of Ernst Christoph Earl of Harrach (born May 29, 1757, † December 13, 1838), owner of Janowitz, a brother of the physician and Johanniter Karl Borromeo Count von Harrach (1761- 1829). On August 2, 1856, he married in the first marriage Maria Margarethe von Lobkowitz ; in the 2nd marriage Maria Theresa Thurn and Taxis (born March 7, 1856 in Prague, † July 20, 1908 in Bruck an der Leitha), last Oberhofmeisterin the Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary .

Johann Nepomuk Graf von Harrach had been a member of the army in the Empire of Austria since the 1848-1849 revolution and fought against the insurgents in Hungary. After his resignation in 1855 he became the administrator of his landlord estate in Puchlowitz (district of Hradec Králové ), since 1861 president of Königgrätzer and Tschaslauer, since 1869 also the Taborer Kreisverein and 1865 Bohemian member of parliament. In addition to his many activities in cultural life, he was elected to the Reichsrat in 1870, was from 1873 to 1885 Reichsratsabgeordneter for the rural communities Hradec Kralove , Jermer , Náchod , Opočno , Bohemian Skalitz and Neustadt and since 1884 a hereditary member in the mansion (Austria) . Starting in 1879 in the Alttschechenklub in Vienna, he promoted Kasimir Felix Badeni as Prime Minister of the Austrian part of the kk monarchy Austria-Hungary , which aimed in his language ordinance of 1890 to defuse the conflicts in the multi-ethnic state; Count Harrach sought a conservative German-Czech settlement.

Following the electoral success of the Young Czechs , Johann Nepomuk Graf von Harrach withdrew from political life and emphatically promoted Czech cultural life. He was chairman of the Association for the Development of the National Theater in Prague and awarded prizes in support of the Czech Opera. He was also a member of the Matice česká Board of Trustees, wrote books and worked for several years as a board member of the Slavie Bank.

His last resting place he found in the Harrach Tomb to the Holy Cross in Horní Branná .

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Graf Johann Nepomuk Franz von Harrach zu Rohrau und Thannhausen's Timeline

November 2, 1828
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
May 4, 1857
Age 28
May 7, 1858
Age 29
October 26, 1859
Age 30
February 10, 1863
Age 34
June 23, 1866
Age 37
Konárovice, Czechia
May 18, 1870
Age 41
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
October 26, 1879
Age 50
December 12, 1909
Age 81
Vienna, Vienna, Austria