Joseph, 4th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau

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Joseph
Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Born (1751-01-12)12 January 1751
Vienna, Habsburg Monarchy
Died 11 August 1798(1798-08-11) (aged 47)
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia
Spouse Countess Rosa of Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen
Issue Maria Sidonia, Princess of Lobkowicz
Countess Maria Rosa Johanna
Ferdinand, 5th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Count Franz de Paula
Full name
Joseph Ernst Leonhard Dominik
House House of Kinsky
Father Franz de Paula Ulrich, 3rd Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Mother Countess Maria Sidonie of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

Joseph, 4th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (German: Joseph Ernst Leonhard Dominik Fürst Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau; 12 January 1751 – 11 August 1798) was the 4th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau.

Early life[edit]

Rudolf was born at Vienna, Habsburg Monarchy second son of Franz de Paula Ulrich, 3rd Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau and Countess Maria Sidonie of Hohenzollern-Hechingen. He became the prince upon the death of his father in 1792.

Political career[edit]

Joseph became an Imperial chamberlain in 1767, Lord-in-Waiting (wirklicher Kammerherr) in 1772, counsellor to the government of the Archduchy of Austria in 1774, and imperial counsellor in 1775. In this role he travelled extensively throughout Europe. He succeeded his father in 1792, becoming the 4th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. At this stage he resigned his position in the state service.

He was a patron of Pavel Wranitzky (1756–1808) and other Moravian and Bohemian musicians in Vienna.

Marriage and family[edit]

Joseph married on 23 April 1777 in Vienna to Countess Rosa of Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen (1758–1814), younger daughter of Ferdinand Bonaventura II Anton, Count of Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen and his wife, Countess Maria Rosa of Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen.

They had four children:

  • Countess Maria Sidonia of Wchinitz and Tettau (12 February 1779 – 26 March 1837), married in 1796 to Anton Isidor, Prince of Lobkowicz; had issue.
  • Countess Maria Rosa Johanna of Wchinitz and Tettau (23 May 1780 – 16 March 1842)
  • Ferdinand, 5th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (5 December 1781 – 3 November 1812), married in 1801 to Baroness Maria Charlotte Caroline of Kerpen; had issue.
  • Count Franz de Paula Joseph of Wchinitz and Tettau (23 March 1784 – 17 November 1823), married in 1809 to Countess Therese of Wrbna and Freudenthal; had issue.

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Joseph, 4th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Born: 12 January 1751 Died: 11 August 1798
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Franz de Paula Ulrich
Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
19 December 1792 – 11 August 1798
Succeeded by
Ferdinand