The Kinsky family were members of the Bohemian aristocracy. In 1628 Vilém Kinsky was elevated to the rank of count in the Bohemian nobility when the Albrecht von Wallenstein, to which he was connected, was elevated to Duke of Frýdlant.
Kinsky was killed at Cheb on 25 February 1634 as part of the plot to assassinate Field Marshal of the Imperial Army Albrecht von Wallenstein during the Thirty Years' War. His estates were confiscated by the Emperor.
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- Otto's encyclopedia at 
- Official pages of the family Kinsky: Vilém Kinský a Albrecht Václav Eusebius z Valdštejna
- Joachim Whaley: Germany and the Holy Roman Empire:Volume I: Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia, 1493-1648,Oxford University Press 2011
- Hamish M. Scott: The European nobilities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Volume 2, Longman, 1995
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