Festetics family

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Festetics
Feštetić
Grb obitelji Feštetić.jpg
CountryHabsburg Monarchy
FounderPeter Festetics
Current headGeorg Festetics

Festetics de Tolna (singular, not plural) or Feštetić in Croatian is the name of a historic family of Hungarian Princes and Counts of Croatian origin. Prominent family during the Austro-Hungarian Empire they are mostly known for the baroque Festetics Palace and the viennese Prince Tasziló Festetics.

On 8 August 1746, Josef and Kristof Festetics (the two sons of the second marriage of Paul Festetics) added de Tolna to their surname (von Tolna in Austria). On 5 November 1766, Josef's eldest son Pal Festetics de Tolna (1725–1782) was made a count by Queen Maria Theresa of Hungary. On 24 February 1772, Kristof's eldest son Pal Festetics de Tolna (1722–1782) was made a count by Queen Maria Theresa of Hungary, who was also Archduchess of Austria and Holy Roman Empress. The title of count was inheritable by all male-line descendants.

On 21 June 1911, Count Tassilo Festetics de Tolna (1850–1933) was made a prince (Fürst) with the style Serene Highness (Durchlaucht) by King Francis Joseph I of Hungary. His grandson, Prince Georg (born 1940) is the current head of the house.

In 1973 Dénes Festetics de Tolna (1943) was incorporated in the Dutch nobility with the title of count; the title of count(ess) is inheritable by all male-line descendants.

Notable members[edit]

Among the other prominent members of the family are:

Festetics may also refer to:

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Marek, Miroslav. "Festetics de Tolna". Genealogy.EU. - the descendants of Lukács Festetics (died before 1637)