Today in History - April 15th. 1771 - Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg

Karl Philipp was born on April 15th. 1771 in Vienna.

Nice portrait of Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg - Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Johann Nepomuk Anton of Schwarzenberg and
Marie Eleonore, Countess of Öttingen-Wallerstein.


1788: Karl Philipp entered the Cavalry.
1789: fought under Lacy and Loudon against the Turks and distinguished himself.
1794: received the Commander's Cross of the Military Order of Maria-Theresa.
1804: creation of the title Fürst zu Schwarzenberg
1808: promotion to General of the Cavalry.
1809: was awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece.
1813: Austria took the side of the allies against Napoleon.

This resulted in several battles inter alia:

1813: Battle of Dresden
1813: Battle of Leipzig
1814: Battle of Bar-sur-Aube
1814: Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube
1814: Battle of Paris took place (overthrow of Napoleon).

Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg also recieved many foreign orders.

On October 15th. 1820, he died in Leipzig (Germany) due to a stroke.
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