Hugo Damian Erwein from Schönborn-Wiesentheid

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Portrait of Count Hugo Damian Erwein

Hugo Damian Erwein von Schönborn-Wiesentheid (also Hugo Damian Friedrich Karl Franz Erwein von Schönborn-Wiesentheid ; born October 27, 1738 in Aschaffenburg , † March 29, 1817 in Vienna ) was count of the Wiesentheid lordship from 1772 to 1806 . After the county was dissolved, he withdrew to his possessions in Vienna.


Hugo Damian Erwein of Schönborn-Wiesentheid was on 27 October 1738 kurmainzischen born Aschaffenburg. His father, Joseph Franz Bonaventura von Schönborn-Wiesentheid , was employed here as a vice cathedral. The mother of the later count was Bernhardine, nee Plettenberg . Hugo Damian Erwein was the first-born son. Except for his sister Bernhardina, all of his siblings died before they reached adulthood.

After his father's death in 1772, Hugo Damian Erwein took over the rule of Wiesentheid . Before that, in 1763, he had married Maria Anna von Stadion zu Warthausen and Tannhausen. The Count established several foundations within the county. A poor fund goes back to the count, and road construction in the Franconian possessions also took off under Hugo Damian Erwein. In 1774 an agreement was made with the Würzburg monastery .

In addition to his duties in the county, Hugo Damian Erwein also took on other offices. He was imperial and royal chamberlain in the Austrian hereditary lands. He was also the Imperial Privy Councilor and Knight of the Imperial Order of St. Joseph . On August 6, 1806, the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved in the course of the Napoleonic Wars. On September 18 of the same year, Bavarian troops occupied the county. Hugo Damian Erwein then withdrew to his possessions in Austria. He died in Vienna on March 29, 1817.

Marriage and offspring

Hugo Damian Erwein von Schönborn-Wiesentheid married Maria Anna von Stadion zu Warthausen and Tannhausen on January 27, 1763 . The wedding took place in the Christophkirche in Mainz. The Count had eight children with Maria Anna, but only four of them reached adulthood. Franz Damian Erwein Joseph was set up as his successor, but after 1806 he was only a Bavarian nobleman.

  • Bernhardine Maria Anna (February 2, 1764 - February 1, 1765)
  • Emmerich Friedrich Franz Philipp (March 21, 1767 - April 19, 1772)
  • Franz Philipp Joseph (born September 15, 1768 in Mainz , † August 18, 1841 in Obermeidling )
  • Maria Johanna (born November 24, 1769 - † January 7, 1770)
  • Bernhard Joseph (born January 4, 1771 - † February 15, 1773)
  • Sophie Theresia (born August 15, 1772; † July 3, 1810 in Paris )
  • Franz Erwein Damian Joseph (born April 7, 1776 in Mainz, † December 5, 1840 in Frankfurt am Main )
  • Friedrich Karl Joseph (born August 2, 1781 in Mainz, † March 24, 1849 in Prague )


  • Max Domarus: Territory of Wiesentheid. Documents on the history of the imperial rule (county) 1681-1806 . Munich 1956.
  • Sylvia Schraut : The Schönborn House - a family bibliography. Catholic imperial nobility 1640–1840. Paderborn 2004.

Web links

Commons : Hugo Damian Erwein von Schönborn-Wiesentheid  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Domarus, Max: Territory Wiesentheid . P. 87.
  2. Family Tree Schönborn 2 , accessed on January 23, 2016.
predecessor Office successor
Joseph Franz Bonaventure von Schönborn-Wiesentheid Count of Wiesentheid