Karl Aloys zu Fürstenberg
Karl Aloys zu Fürstenberg was an Austrian military commander. He fought in the Habsburg War with the Ottoman Empire and the First Coalition War of the Second Coalition. He achieved the rank of Field Marshal and died at the Battle of Stockach. He was the third son of a cadet branch of the House of Furstenberg.
About Karl Aloys zu Fürstenberg in brief
Karl Aloys zu Fürstenberg was an Austrian military commander. He fought in the Habsburg War with the Ottoman Empire and the First Coalition War of the Second Coalition. He achieved the rank of Field Marshal and died at the Battle of Stockach. He was the third son of a cadet branch of the House of Furstenberg. At his birth his chances of inheriting the family title were slight, and a tutor was hired to teach him the military sciences. He married the Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria and was the father of the Duke of Thurn undisabeth and the Count of Wurzburg. He died at Stockach on 25 March 1799, after being hit by a French case shot and knocked off his horse. He is buried in the village of Aloys-Aloys-Zu-Fürstenburg, in the Austrian state of Pomerania, where he was a member of the Prague Military Academy. He also had a son, Karl Aloys, who was also a military commander and served in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He served as a colonel in the Austro-Hungarian Army and the Austrian Army of the Rhineland, and was a general in the First and Second Coalition Wars. In 1799 he was killed by a case shot while leading a regiment of grenadiers in the battle of Ostrach, and died shortly afterward.
His wife was later to become the first woman to be awarded the Order of St. Hubert of the Saint Hubert from the French Royal Family. She was also the first Austrian woman to win the title of Countess of Würzburg and of the Duchy of Tuscany. She died in childbirth in 1802. He had a daughter, Maria Aloys. He became a colonel and later a general. He later died in office in Vienna in 1805. He left a son and a daughter-in-law, both of whom he had served with in the military. His son was to become a colonel, and later an army general. His daughter was to be the wife of Prince Esterházy de Galántha, the Hungarian Prince of Antal and Proprietor of the Hungarian Army, who served as the Hungarian Prime Minister between 1780 and 1790. He won the title for his services in the War of Bavarian Succession and the War of the First Coalition in 1787. He was also a colonel of the 34th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Anton Ester Házy, named for the general of cavalry, field marshal of the Seven Years’ War, and ambassador to Britain. He participated in the border conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and Habsburgs, 1787–92, and stormed the fortress at Šabac on the Sava River in Serbia on 27 April 1788.