Leonhard IV von Harrach 1514-1590

Son of Leonhard III and his wife Barbara von Gleinig, he was born in 1514. He became an imperial councilor in the government of Lower Austria in 1545, and was then admitted to the imperial council of Emperor Maximilian II of the Holy Roman Empire, who created him baron with diploma dated 4 January 1552, then tying the title to the fiefdom of Rohrau on 12 April 1566; with a diploma dated 29 May 1559 he received for himself and his male heirs the hereditary position of stable master for Lower Austria. Leonhard IV was a knight of the Golden Fleece and was the one who founded the fortunes of the von Harrach family.
He had the family tomb built in the Augustinian church in Vienna where he was also buried after his death in 1590.

Size 26 x 17 cms
Price £28.00