Adolf von Schwarzenberg

Count Adolf von Schwarzenberg (1547[1] – 29 July 1600) was a renowned general of the Holy Roman Empire whose sword, along with that of his descendant Prince Karl Philipp, is preserved in the arsenal of Vienna. He fought in the wars of religion, but was chiefly distinguished in the wars against the Turks on the eastern frontier. He was killed in a mutiny of the soldiers at Papa in Hungary in 1600.[2]


Adolf von Schwarzenberg
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Adolf, First count of Schwarzenberg
DiedJuly 29, 1600(1600-07-29) (aged 52–53)
AllegianceHoly Roman Empire
ChildrenAdam von Schwarzenberg
RelationsPrince Karl Philipp

His only son was Adam von Schwarzenberg (1583–1641), advisor of George William, Elector of Brandenburg during the Thirty Years' War.

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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Schwarzenberg, Karl Philipp, Prince zu". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.


  1. ^ Also reported as 1551.
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911.