Franz Joseph, 7th Prince of Lobkowitz

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Franz Joseph, 7th Prince of Lobkowitz Gender: M
Franz Joseph Maximilian
born on 7 December 1772 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e2223
Timezone LMT m16e2223 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°24' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°35 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°14'

7th Prince of Lobkowitz Franz Joseph


Bohemian aristocrat from the House of Lobkowicz, known particularly for his interest in music and as a patron of Ludwig van Beethoven.

He was a son of Ferdinand Philipp Joseph, 6th Prince Lobkowicz (1724–1784) and Maria Gabriella di Savoia-Carignano (1748–1828). In 1786 Emperor Joseph II made him Duke of Roudnice (Herzog von Raudnitz in German, vévoda roudnický in Czech).

In 1792 he married Maria Karolina von Schwarzenberg; they had twelve children.

In 1799, Lobkowitz commissioned a set of six string quartets from Haydn. The composer was both busy and in ill health, and he managed to complete only two of them; these were published as the composer's Opus 77 and were the last quartets he was to complete.

In 1808 Beethoven was offered the post of Kapellmeister at Cassel, where Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, had his court. Prince Lobkowitz, together with Archduke Rudolph and Prince Kinsky, successfully persuaded Beethoven to stay in Vienna by offering a yearly pension of 4,000 florins.

Beethoven dedicated several works to the Prince: his third, fifth and sixth symphonies; his String Quartets Op. 18 and String Quartet Op. 74; the Triple Concerto and the song cycle An die ferne Geliebte. Beethoven composed a Birthday Cantata for Prince Lobkowitz (WoO 106).

Franz Joseph died on 16 December 1816 in Třeboň in South Bohemia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) recipient relationship with Beethoven, Ludwig Van (born 16 December 1770). Notes: Prince Franz was Beethoven's patron
  • (has as) recipient relationship with Haydn, Franz Joseph (born 31 March 1732). Notes: Prince Franz was Haydn's patron


  • Relationship : Marriage 1792 (Maria Karolina von Schwarzenberg)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Amsterdamse courant," 26 December 1772, p. 1: "WEENEN den 12 December. Den 7den dezer, tusfchen 9 en 10 uuren, 's avonds , is haare Vorftelyke Doorluchtigheld Maria Gabriela , Hertogin van Sagan, Prinfes van Lobkowitz , gebooren Prinfes van Savoye Carignan , van een welgefchapon Prins bevallen, die door den Aarts-Hertog Maximilian , uit Naam van de Keizerin-Koningin ten Doop gehonden is, en Francois Jofeph Maximiliaan genoemd werd."

(Vienna, 12 December: On the 7th of this month, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the evening, Maria Gabriela, Duchess of Sagan, Princess of Lobkowitz, born Princess of Savoy Carignan, gave birth to a Prince, who was baptised Franz Joseph Maximilian).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Twelve)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Other Financial (Patron of music)