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Jan Nepomuk Rudolf Count Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín was born 17 May 1749 in Vienna, Austria to Jan Karel Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1704-1787) and Anna Maria Teresia Kottulinská von Kotulín und Krzizkowitz (1711-1798) and died 16 August 1824 Vienna, Austria of unspecified causes. He married Maria Sidonia von Clary und Aldringen (1748-1824) 18 May 1772 in Vienna, Austria.

Johann Rudolf, Count Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (German: Johann Nepomuk Rudolph Graf Chotek von Chotkow und Wognin; 18 May 1748 – 26 August 1824) was an Austrian finance minister and Government President (Gubernialpräsident) in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

Life

Johann Rudolf was born at Vienna, Habsburg Monarchy, the only son of Johann Karl, Count Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (1704–1787) and Countess Anna Maria Kottulinsky of Kottulin and Krzizkowitz (1711–1798).

In 1770, he was in the Lower Austrian Government, in 1776 he was Councilor at the chancellery. In 1788, he allegedly took his resignation for health reasons, but mainly because he did not have a friendly relationship with Emperor Joseph II.

Under the reign of Emperor Leopold II, in 1790 he received the head of the newly established Finanzhofstelle. In 1793 he took his dismissal, but was elevated to Minister of State in 1802 and Colonel Burgraves of Bohemia. As such, he promoted especially the road construction and putfactories with English looms and spinning machines. From 1805 to 1809 he was a member of the ministry conference after the Treaty of Schönbrunn, President of the normal political Hofkommission in legislative matters

In 1808, he was awarded with the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Marriage and family

Johan Rudolf married on 18 May 1772 in Vienna to Countess Maria Sidonia of Clary and Aldringen (1748–1824), second daughter of Franz Wenzel, 1st Prince of Clary and Aldringen, and his wife, Countess Josepha of Hohenzollern-Hechingen.

They had eight children:

  • Count Johann Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (1773 – 1824), married in 1779 to Countess Maria Isabella of Rottenhan; had issue.
  • Count Josef Chotek of Cotkow and Wognin (1776 – 1809), married in 1802 to Princess Maria Sophie of Auersperg; had issue.
  • Countess Louise Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (21 June 1777 – 8 March 1864), married in 1802 to Karl Joseph, 3rd Prince of Clary and Aldringen; had issue.
  • Count Wenzel Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (???? – 1807)
  • Count Ferdinand Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (8 September 1781 – 5 September 1836), Prince-Archbishop and Duke of Olmütz.
  • Karl, Count Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (23 July 1783 – 18 December 1868), married in 1817 to Countess Marie Berchtold, Baroness of Ungarschitz; had issue.
  • Countess Theresa Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (1785 – ????)
  • Count Johann Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin (1786 – 1822), married to Countess Henriette Brunswick of Korompa; had issue.

Ancestry

Notes and sources

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Reference: 1956
  • Chotek, Rudolf Graf . In: General German Biography (ADB). Band 4, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, S. 138. Volume 4, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, p. 138
  • Chotek John Rud. Graf. In: Austrian Biographical Dictionary 1815-1950 (ABL). Volume 1, published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 1957, p. 146
  • Chotek . In: Meyers Lexikon- fourth. Edition. Volume 4, Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1885-1892, p. 79
  • Baron Roman Prochazka : Genealogical Handbook extinct Mr. Bohemian-class families. Degener & Co, Neustadt (Aisch) 1973, ISBN 3-7686-5002-2, S. 57. Degener & Co, Neustadt (Aisch) 1973, ISBN 3-7686-5002-2, p. 57
  • Adam Wolf: Count Rudolf Chotek, KK Austrian heads of state and ministers conference. In: Proceedings of the philosophical-historical class of the Imperial Academy of Sciences 9, 1852, p. 435-437.
  • Ivo Cerman: Chotkove. Pribeh urednicke slechty. Lidove noviny, Prag 2008, ISBN 978-80-7106-977-5. p. 301-448.



Children



Offspring of Jan Nepomuk Rudolf Count Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín and Maria Sidonia von Clary und Aldringen (1748-1824)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jan Nepomuk Josef Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1773-1824) 24 February 1773 Vienna, Austria 8 April 1824 Vienna, Austria Maria Isabella von Rottenhan (1774-1817)
Rudolf Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1775-1779) 3 August 1775 15 August 1779
Josef Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1776-1809) 19 March 1776 6 July 1809 Wagram, Gänserndorf District, Lower Austria, Austria Maria Sophia von Auersperg (1780-1865)
Luise Chotková von Chotkov und Vojnín (1777-1864) 21 June 1777 Neuhof bei Kuttenberg, Kutná Hora District, Bohemia, Holy Roman Empire 8 March 1864 Teplitz-Schönau, Teplice District, Bohemia, Austrian Empire Carl Joseph von Clary und Aldringen (1777-1831)
Václav František Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1778-1807) 23 July 1778 1 August 1807
Rudolf Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín (1780-1782) 10 June 1780 6 January 1782
Ferdinand Maria Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín (1781-1836) 7 September 1781 Vienna, Austria 5 September 1836 Prague, Czech Republic
Karel Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín (1783-1868) 23 July 1783 Vienna, Austria 28 December 1868 Vienna, Austria Maria Sophia Berchtoldovna of Uherèic (1794-1878)
Terezie Chotková von Chotkov und Vojnín (1785-1872) 12 June 1785 20 December 1872 Praha, Czech Republic
Heřman Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1786-1822) 28 June 1786 Vienna, Austria 25 April 1822 Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, Italy Henrietta Brunswik von Korompa (1789-1857)










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