Mensdorff-Pouilly

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House of Mensdorff-Pouilly
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Arms of the family in 1844

Mensdorff-Pouilly is the name of a noble family originally from Lorraine. The family derives its name from the barony of Pouilly at Stenay in Meuse.

In 1790, during the French Revolution, Albert Louis de Pouilly (1731-1795) emigrated with his family. His sons Albert and Emmanuel changed the family name to Mensdorff-Pouilly, named for a place in the county of Roussy in Luxembourg.

In 1818, the Austrian branch of the family received a comital title from the Austrian Emperor and was recognized as noble in Bohemia in 1839 (the Inkolat). The family motto is Fortitudine et caritate.

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Literature[edit]

  • Eddie de Tassigny: Les Mensdorff-Pouilly. Le destin d'une famille émigrée en 1790. Le Bois d’Hélène, Bihorel 1998.