Maximilian von und zu Trauttmansdorff

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Maximilian von und zu Trauttmansdorff

Maximilian, Freiherr von und zu Trauttmansdorff (23 May 1584, Graz - 8 June 1650, Vienna), (from 1635 Reichsgraf von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg) was an Austrian politician of the Thirty Years' War era. His other titles included Freiherr von Gleichenberg, Neuenstadt am Kocher, Negau, Burgau und Totzenbach, Herr zu Teinitz.

He served under Ferdinand II and was Prime Minister of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.

In 1619 he arranged the alliance between Ferdinand II and Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria.
The Peace of Nikolsburg in 1621 with Prince Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania was also his work.
In 1635, he arranged the Peace of Prague with the Electorate of Saxony.

He was the head of the delegation of the Holy Roman Empire for the Peace of Westphalia between 1645 and 1647 but was replaced by Johann Ludwig von Nassau-Hadamar in 1647 when his health deteriorated.

He was a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece, Geheimer Rat, Chancellor and Obersthofmeister.

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