Franz Joseph, 5th Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst

Franz Joseph Karl Conrad, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (German: Franz Joseph Karl Conrad Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst; 26 November 1787 – 14 January 1841) was the 5th Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst and the founder of the branch of the Dukes of Ratibor and Princes of Corvey.

Franz Joseph
Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Franz, Fürst zu (1787-1841), gemalt von Gutkunst, Druck von A. Wehrt in Braunschweig, lithographiert von Tonnelier.jpg
Born(1787-11-26)26 November 1787
Died14 January 1841(1841-01-14) (aged 53)
SpousePrincess Constanze of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
German: Franz Joseph Karl Conrad
FatherCharles Albert II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
MotherBaroness Judith Reviczky de Revisnye

Life and familyEdit

Prince Franz Joseph was the tenth child and the fourth son (but the second to survive) of Charles Albert II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1742-1796) by his second wife, the Hungarian Baroness Judith Reviczky de Revisnye (1751-1836).

Since his brother-in-law Victor Amadeus, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg died without issue, he bequeathed his possessions of Ratibor and Corvey to his son, Prince Viktor of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, along with his titles of Duke of Ratibor and Prince of Corvey. The property belonged next to the former monastery of Corvey in Westphalia, the rule Ratibor in Upper Silesia. This area was 34,000 ha in size and consisted mostly of forests.

On 29 March 1815 in Schillingsfürst, he married Princess Caroline Friederike Constanze of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of Karl Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Countess Amalie Henriette of Solms-Baruth.

They had the following children: