Franz, Count of Erbach-Erbach
|born on||29 October 1754 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||Erbach/Odenwald, Germany, 49n38, 9e0|
|Timezone||LMT m9e0 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°52' 16°03 Asc. 29°22'|
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.
- parent->child relationship with Friedrich, Count of Erbach-Erbach (born 4 January 1785)
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)