Friedrich August von Harrach-Rohrau

Count Friedrich August von Harrach-Rohrau, (Vienna, 8 June 1696 Vienna, 4 June 1749), was plenipotentiary minister of the Austrian Netherlands (1732–1741) and became Governor-General ad interim in 1741–1744.

He was the son of Aloys Thomas Raimund Count Harrach (1669–1742) and Countess Anna Caecilie von Thannhausen (1674–1721).

He married Princess Maria Eleonora of Liechtenstein (1703 – 17 July 1757), the daughter of Anton Florian of Liechtenstein, on 5 February 1719. They had 16 children;

Ernst Guido's great-great-grandson was Lieutenant Colonel Count Franz von Harrach, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria's bodyguard when he was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.

External links


Ghislaine De Boom, Les ministres plénipotentaires dans les Pays-Bas autrichiens, principalement Cobenzl, Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique (1932).

Ghislaine De Boom, "L'Archiduchesse Marie-Elisabeth et les Grands Maitres de la cour", Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire 5/2-3 (1926), pp. 495–506.

Preceded by
Maria Elisabeth of Austria
Governor of the Austrian Netherlands
Succeeded by
Maria Anna of Austria
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