Franz, Count of Erbach-Erbach

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Franz, Count of Erbach-Erbach Gender: M
born on 29 October 1754 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Erbach/Odenwald, Germany, 49n38, 9e0
Timezone LMT m9e0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 29°22'

Count of Erbach-Erbach Franz


German nobleman and art collector.

From 1769 to 1773, he studied politics and history in Lausanne, Strasbourg, and Paris. He also travelled extensively to London, Brussels, Den Haag, Berlin, Dresden, and Italy. While he was in Rome, he met several people that would become influential in his life, among them Ennio Quirino Visconti and Johann Friedrich Reiffenstein.

As the Count of Erbach, he paid special attention to agriculture, trade, and transportation. Through the influences of Reiffenstein and Visconti, Franz started his own art collection. This collection is now housed by the Erbach Palace. Franz dedicated his completed art catalogue to Reiffenstein. He was also the pioneer of ivory carving in Erbach, and his ivory collection now belongs to the German Ivory Museum Erbach.

He died at Erbach on 8 March 1823.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Historische Genealogie des Reichsgräflichen Hauses Erbach" by Johann P. Luck (1786), p. 81: "Erbacher Kirchenbuch: Anno 1754. den 29 Oct. fruhe um 9 Uhr ward . . . geboren, und den 30. Oct. getauft. Name Franz." [Translation: "Erbach church book: Anno 1754 29 Oct. early hours at 9 o'clock ... was born, and baptized 30 Oct. [a boy] named Franz"].


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (House of Erbach)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Art collector)