Moritz zu Salm-Kyrburg

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Moritz Gustav Adolph Prince zu Salm-Kyrburg (born September 27, 1761 , † February 17, 1813 ) was the son of Prince Philipp Joseph zu Salm-Kyrburg and a brother of Friedrich III. zu Salm-Kyrburg and Amalie Zephyrines zu Salm-Kyrburg . He was also an uncle and from 1794 to 1810 guardian of Prince Frederick IV of Salm-Kyrburg , in whose name he worked as regent in the Principality of Salm from 1802/1803 . Prince Moritz was a knight of the Order of Hubert .

When he was 21 years old, he was a colonel en second in the service of a French regiment. On April 1, 1782 he married Countess Christiana Maria Louise von Wartenberg (1758-1821).

At the outbreak of the French Revolution he was colonel and regimental commander in the royal hussar regiment de Esterhazy . Afterwards, during the fighting of the counter-revolution (→ army of emigrants ) he commanded the regiment of the Hussards de Salm-Kirburg .

In 1789 the painter Johann Wilhelm Wendt made a silhouette of Prince Moritz.

Individual evidence

  1. Hans von Bostel : Expert opinion on the appanage demanded by Prince Moritz von Salm-Kyrburg because of the introduction of primogeniture and a settlement concluded on July 7, 1803 . Wetzlar 1804, p. 4 ( Google Books )
  2. Taxation Salm-Salm-Kyrburg , page in the portal with the wording of a tax ordinance for the Principality of Salm from July 27th and 29th, 1809 including the naming of the official function and title of Prince Moritz zu Salm-Kyrburg
  3. Address book for the Royal Prussian Principalities of Ansbach and Bayreuth , Ansbach 1796, p. 270 ( online )
  4. Salm-Kyrburg, Moritz Fürst zu (1761–1813) / Portrait, in profile, in hussar uniform, full-length figure , reference to archival material in the Hessian State Archive in Darmstadt  in the German Digital Library , accessed on August 25, 2013