Heinrich, Prince of Fürstenberg

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Prince of Fürstenberg
Christian von Holst 2002-03-19 und Heinrich Fürst zu Fürstenberg 02, Foto Thomas Hörner, Pressefoto Kraufmann & Kraufmann, Stuttgart, Detail.jpg
Heinrich in 2002.
Head of the House of Fürstenberg
Tenure2011 – present
PredecessorJoachim Egon
Heir-ApparentPrince Christian
BornHeinrich Maximilian Egon Karl Prinz zu Fürstenberg
(1950-07-17) 17 July 1950 (age 70)
Schloss Heiligenberg
Heiligenberg, South Baden
West Germany
SpousePrincess Maximiliane of Windisch-Graetz
IssueChristian, Hereditary Prince of Fürstenberg
Prince Antonius
FatherJoachim Egon, Prince of Fürstenberg
MotherCountess Paula von Königsegg-Aulendorf
Christian (Roman Catholic)

Heinrich, Prince of Fürstenberg (Heinrich Fürst zu Fürstenberg in German; born 17 July 1950) is a German nobleman, landowner, and businessman. In 2011 he became the Head of the House of Fürstenberg.

Early life[edit]

Prince Heinrich zu Fürstenberg was born in 1950 at Schloss Heiligenberg in Heiligenberg, Germany. He is the son of Joachim Egon, Prince of Fürstenberg and Countess Paula von Königsegg-Aulendorf.[1] He studied economics at university in Vienna.[2]

Personal life and family[edit]

In 1976 Prince Heinrich married his second cousin, Princess Maximiliane of Windisch-Graetz in Rome, Italy.[3][4] In 1977 their first child, Prince Christian, was born. In 1985 their second child, Prince Antonius, was born.[1] In 2010 his eldest son married Jeannette Griesel.[citation needed] His younger son married Matilde dei Principi Borromeo Arese Taverna in 2011.[5]

In 2012 he was added to the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame.[6]


Prince Heinrich's father died in 2002, and he assumed the role as Head of the Princely House of Fürstenberg in 2011.[2][7] He owns and manages the family businesses, which include landholdings and beer brewing.[8] The Fürstenberg family are the second-largest forest owners in Germany. They were granted the right to brew beer in 1283 by Rudolf I of Germany, and have been in the business ever since.[4] In 2005 Prince Heinrich joined the Fürstenberg Brewery with Brau Holding International.[9]


  1. ^ a b Régine (3 April 2017). "La famille princière de Fürstenberg".
  2. ^ a b "family – Haus Fürstenberg".
  3. ^ "Furstenberg 1900-present". www.royaltyguide.nl.
  4. ^ a b "The Prince's Pilsner". The Washington Post. 1980-10-09. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  5. ^ "Prince and Princess Antonius Zu Furstenberg". Vogue Italia.
  6. ^ "The International Best-Dressed Poll Hall of Fame". HWD.
  7. ^ "Coming soon: my engagement to Kristin Scott Thomas". The Spectator. 21 June 2014.
  8. ^ Smit, Barbara (6 November 2014). The Heineken Story: The remarkably refreshing tale of the beer that conquered the world. Profile Books. ISBN 9781782831136 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "2000-today - Fürstenberg". www.fuerstenberg-beer.com.