Karl Egon III Leopold Maria Wilhelm Maximilian zu Fürstenberg was
born on March 4th. 1820 in Donaueschingen (Germany).
Karl Egon III Zu Fürstenberg - Source picture: Wikipedia
His parents were Karl Egon II zu Fürstenberg and Amallie,
Princess of Baden.
Between 1838 and 1841 Karl Egon III studied at the
University of Heidelberg and in 1842 in Berlin.
He followed Law, Economy, Mathematics and
Nature Sciences. He also visited northern Germany and
On November 4th. 1844 Karl Egon married
Princess Elisabeth Henriette Reus-Greiz.
They would have two children.
In 1854, after his father's death, Karl Egon became Fürst
or Head of the Princely House zu Fürstenberg.
Karl Egon III died on March 15th. 1892 in Paris (France).
Coat of Arms House zu Fürstenberg - Source picture Wikipedia
Other notable members of the House zu Fürstenberg:
Egon von Fürstenberg - Prince zu Fürstenberg (1946-2004) who married
But at this picture you can see a statue of Frini. She was a great beauty in the
classic years and often portrayed as Aphrodite.
There also is a nice story about her.
Once upon a time Frini was accused for wanton behavior. She even had
to go to a tribunal. There she was defended by Hyperides and his defense
became very passionate. During his speech Hyperides took Frini's shawl
away and ...
Before the surprised eyes of the jury's and the witnesses she wore nothing.
This action 'proved' that Frini's naked body was a piece of art. Soon after
that, she was released from imprisonment.
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