Karoline von Manderscheid-Blankenheim

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Karoline von Manderscheid-Blankenheim as Iris by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

Countess Karoline von Manderscheid-Blankenheim ( Karoline Felicitas Engelberte ; born November 13, 1768 in Cologne , † March 1, 1831 in Vienna ) was Princess of Liechtenstein .

She was born in Cologne as the daughter of Count Johann Wilhelm von Manderscheid-Blankenheim zu Geroldseck and his wife Countess Johanna Maximiliana Franziska von Limburg-Stirum . On November 16, 1783 she married Alois I , the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. The marriage remained childless.

Princess Karoline, however, had two illegitimate children with her long-time lover, Franz von Langendonck, a captain in the Imperial Austrian Army: a daughter and son Karl Ludwig (born in the summer of 1793, died after 1868), Viscount von Fribert, Herr zu Diwak and Polehraditz in Moravia. On September 6, 1813, he married Countess Everilda Esterházy de Galantha (* February 10, 1791 - February 22, 1874), the daughter of Count Valentin Niklas Franz Esterházy de Galantha and Ursula Hallwyl. Prince Alois died on March 24, 1805, his brother Johann I Josef succeeded him as Prince of Liechtenstein. Princess Karoline spent the 26 years of her widowhood mainly in Vienna, where she died on March 1, 1831. She was buried in the Hietzing cemetery in Vienna, in group 2, grave number 15.


predecessor Office Successor
Leopoldine von Sternberg Princess of Liechtenstein
Josefa zu Fürstenberg-Weitra