Hieronymus von Colloredo-Mansfeld
He was the son of Prince Franz de Paula Gundaker von Colloredo-Man (n) sfeld , who served as ambassador to Spain from 1767–70, and vice- chancellor from 1788–1806 .
Colloredo joined the Austrian army as a lieutenant in 1792, attended General Clerfait's procession to Champagne , took part in the campaigns of 1793 and 1794 in Flanders as a lieutenant captain and became a captain in 1794 . In 1796 he took part in the Italian campaign under Wurmser , fought as a colonel in the Battle of Hohenlinden , distinguished himself as a major general under Archduke Karl with his brigade at Caldiero and also attended the campaign of 1809 in Italy, later joining as a field marshal lieutenant Raab out and covered the retreat to Komorn . On September 4, 1813, Count Colloredo was given command of the first corps of the main Austrian army . In this function he took part in the Battle of Nations near Leipzig in October 1813 .
Through the imperial resolution of Franz Joseph I on February 28, 1863, Hieronymus von Colloredo-Mansfeld was added to the list of "most famous warlords and generals of Austria worthy of perpetual emulation" , in whose honor and memory there is also a life-size statue in the Feldherrenhalle the then newly established Imperial and Royal Court Weapons Museum (today: Army History Museum Vienna ) was built. The statue was created in 1868 by the Bohemian sculptor Emanuel Max Ritter von Wachstein (1810–1901) from Carrara marble and was dedicated by Joseph Franz Hieronymus von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1813–1895).
Monument to Count Hieronymus Colloredo-Mansfeld
“In the Kulmer Thale (also called the Teplitzer Thal) a memorial rises up in 1825 to the hero Count Colloredo Mannsfeld, who fought in the battles that took place here on August 30 and September 17, 1813, September of the same year was inaugurated. *)
The height of this monument is 9 Lower Austria. Fathers or 54 Wiener Schuh, and rests on a brick pedestal. It represents a four-sided pyramid made of cast iron, on the bottom cube of which there are the following inscriptions:
Terrible to the enemy,
dear to his own.
Arbesau on September 17, 1813.
The Austrian Army, one of its leaders in the field of glory.
Torn from the fatherland and its friends too soon.
On the lower part of the pyramid.
The portrait of the eternal, which surrounds his medals, with the inscription:
Hieronymus Graf Colloredo-Mansfeld, kk General Feldzeugmeister.
Backward. The Count's coat of arms.
Right. Born March 30, 1775.
Left. Died July 23, 1822.
The top of the pyramid is adorned with the imperial eagle, which holds a laurel wreath, the pedestal surrounds a balustrade.
On the back of the Sousbasse it says: Cast in the prince . Fürstenbergischen Gußwerk zu Joachimsthal in Bohemia 1824. *) In the bookstore of Mr. EW Enders in Prague a finely illuminated picture of the inauguration of this monument is available for 6 fl.
- Constantin von Wurzbach : Colloredo-Mansfeld, Hieronymus II. Count . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 2nd part. Publishing house of the typographic-literary-artistic establishment (L. C. Zamarski, C. Dittmarsch & Comp.), Vienna 1857, pp. 424–427 ( digitized version ).
- Wilhelm Edler von Janko : Colloredo-Mannsfeld, Hieronymus Graf von . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 4, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, pp. 417-419.
- Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 1, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1957, p. 151. In:
- Johann Christoph Allmayer-Beck : The Army History Museum Vienna. The museum and its representative rooms . Kiesel Verlag, Salzburg 1981, ISBN 3-7023-0113-5 , p. 32
- Collection of pictorial representations of remarkable people, objects and events from the past and present with attached descriptions of the same . 1826 ( books.google.de ).
|SURNAME||Colloredo-Mansfeld, Hieronymus von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Colloredo-Mannsfeld, Hieronymus Karl von; Colloredo-Mansfeld, Hieronymus Graf von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian general in the coalition wars|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 30, 1775|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wetzlar|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 23, 1822|
|Place of death||Vienna|