Leopold Philip Montecuccoli

Leopold Philip Fürst Montecuccoli (1663 – 6 January 1698) was an Austrian general.

Leopold Philip Montecuccoli was the son of the famous Imperial Field Marshal Raimondo Montecuccoli and Countess Maria Margareta von Dietrichstein (1637–1676), daughter of Max von Dietrichstein, Oberhofmeister of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.

Leopold Philipp Montecuccoli

Like his father, Leopold Philip entered in the service of the Imperial Army. When his father died in 1680, he took over command as Colonel of his Cuirassier-Regiment and became later Field Marshal-Lieutenant. He also became captain of the Imperial Trabanten-Leibgarde, Geheimrat and Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. In 1689 his title was raised to Reichsfürst. In 1695 Montecuccoli purchased a plot of land in the area of Laxenburg in order to establish a summer residence close to the Habsburg family's castles there. This plot was developed further after his death and is now known under the name Palais Kaunitz-Wittgenstein.[1]

He married Countess Maria Antonia Colloredo. When he died in 1698 at the age of 35, Philip and Maria had no children, and his title became extinct.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Springer, Elisabeth (2013). Formann, Barbara (ed.). Laxenburg : Juwel vor den Toren Wiens (in German). Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz. p. 91. ISBN 9783990281932.
  2. ^ Ernst Adalbert von Harrach (2010). Die Diarien und Tagzettel des Kardinals Ernst Adalbert von Harrach: (1598-1667) (in German). Böhlau Verlag Wien. p. 205. ISBN 978-3-205-78461-6. Retrieved 10 June 2013.