Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn

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Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn

Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn (1623–1695) was a Catholic priest and prince-bishop. In 1655 he was ordained priest in the Prince-Archbishopric of Salzburg (a part of today's Austria). Between 1664 and 1695 he served as Prince-Bishop of Olomouc in the Moravia (a part of today's Czech Republic). A cultured man who employed in his Kapelle Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, the virtuoso violinist and composer, he was also among other things a collector of music, and maintained close ties with the imperial court in Vienna throughout his career.


Karl von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn
Born: 17 March 1623 in Kladsko (Bohemia) Died: 23 September 1695 in Olomouc
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Preceded by
Charles I Joseph
Prince-Bishop of Olomouc
as Charles II

Succeeded by
Charles III Joseph