Category Archives: German

Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg 1553-1626


Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg was the third son of Hartmut XIII von Kronburg (1517–1591) and his wife Barbara von Sickingen (1522–1577). His father was an administrator for the Archbishopric of Mainz.
With his older brothers taking over the family’s offices, Johann was destined for a career in the church from an early age. He was elected to the cathedral chapter of Mainz Cathedral at a young age through his father’s influence. He was a canon of St. Alban’s Abbey, Mainz from 1564 to 1566. His uncle, Daniel Brendel von Homburg was Archbishop of Mainz, and sent him to the Collegium Germanicum in Rome. There, he became friends with Johannes Busaeus, who was later a Jesuit theologian teaching at the University of Mainz.

Engraved by Emanuel van Meteren, 1634,
Size 35 x 24 cm

Price £38.00

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Leopold Wilhelm, Margrave of Baden-Baden 1626-1671

Second son of Wilhelm, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Catharina Ursula von Hohenzollern–Hechingen. He was also the uncle of Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden.
The first Reichs-Generalfeldmarschall of the Reichsarmee in 1664, he fought against Sweden in Pomerania and against the Turks in Hungary at the Battle of Saint Gotthard. He was Governor and head of the General staff in Warasdin, Croatia, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire (1198–1806).

Artist/Engraver Johann Hoffmann (1629-1698)
Size 36 x 27 cms
Price £48.00

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Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria 1662-1726

Maximilian II also known as Max Emanuel or Maximilian Emanuel, was a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire. He was also the last governor of the Spanish Netherlands and Duke of Luxembourg. An able soldier, his ambition led to conflicts that limited his ultimate dynastic achievements.
He was born in Munich to Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (d.1676). His maternal grandparents were Victor Amadeus I of Savoy and Christine of France, daughter of King Henry IV of France.

Artist/Engraver Karl Gustav Amling, 1682
Size 18 x 15 cms
Price £18.00

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Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel 1797-1889

Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (Duchess of Cambridge)  was the wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, the tenth-born child, and seventh son, of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The longest-lived daughter-in-law of George III, she was the maternal grandmother of Mary of Teck, wife of George V.

Artist/Engraver
Size 29 x 23 cms
Price £28.00

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Karl Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg 1668-1721

Karl Frederick of Anhalt-Bernburg was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Bernburg. He was born in Bernburg, the eldest son of Victor Amadeus, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, by his wife Elizabeth of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, daughter of Frederick, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken.

Artist/Engraver Martin Bernigeroth
Size 32 x 21 cms
Price £35.00

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Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria 1636-1679

Ferdinand Maria was a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 1651 to 1679. The Elector modernized the army and introduced Bavaria’s first government code. Besides encouraging agriculture and industry, he also improved building and restoration works on churches and monasteries since the damage caused during the Thirty Years’ War.

Artist/Engraver Jacob Andreas Friedrich
Size 27 x 16 cms
Price £35.00

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John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony 1503-1554

John Frederick I, called the Magnanimous , Duke of Saxony-Wittenberg from 1532, was the principal defender of Luther, a fact that brought him into conflict with Charles V. In 1546 these differences resulted in an armed conflict that culminated at Mühlberg l 1547 when the Imperial army defeated the Schmalkaldic League and captured its leaders, John Frederick and Philip of Hesse. John Frederick was condemned to death, a punishment that was commuted to life imprisonment in exchange for the surrender of the state capital Wittenberg by his wife, Sibyl of Cleves.

Artist/Engraver
Size 18 x 11 cms
Price £14.00

Ref:3625

Leopold Joseph von Daun 1705-1766

Leopold Joseph Maria was born at Vienna, the son of Count Wirich Philipp von Daun (1669–1741) and his wife, Countess Maria Barbara von Herberstein (1675–1735). The Daun noble family originated from the Rhineland and derived its name from the ancestral seat at Daun south of the High Eifel range. He was first cousin of Countess Eleonora Ernestina von Daun, who later married the Marquis of Pombal, the noted Portuguese statesman.

Artist/Engraver
Size 10 x 6 cms
Price £14.00

Ref: 3615

Damian Hugo von Virmond 1666-1722

Damian Hugo Franz Adrian Anton Freiherr von Viermund, from 1706 Imperial Count of and to Virmont (born August 24, 1666 in Herten; † April 21, 1722 in Sibiu) was a baron, from 1706 Count, from Neersen and a member of the Lower Rhine noble family Virmond- Neersen (1502–1744). He was an imperial general and diplomat and rose to the rank of imperial count through special services in the Turkish wars.

Artist/Engraver Georg Daniel Heumann
Size 26 x 18 cms
Price £28.00

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William IV, Duke of Bavaria 1493-1550

William IV (Wilhelm IV; 13 November 1493 – 7 March 1550) was Duke of Bavaria from 1508 to 1550, until 1545 together with his younger brother Louis X, Duke of Bavaria. He was born in Munich to Albert IV and Kunigunde of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Frederick III.

Artist/Engraver Peter Troschel c.1620-c.1667
Size 29 x 18 cms
Price £28.00

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