Adam Franz zu Schwarzenberg

(1680 - 1732) Baroque aristocrat

Adam Franz zu Schwarzenberg, life-size portrait Adam Franz received the Český Krumlov estates with the castle as heritage of the Eggenbergs in 1719. He created one of the most extensive dominions in all of Bohemia. He looked after the economic development of his estates. He especially asserted forestry, as his greatest hobby was hunting. He took advantage of this at the empirical court of Karel VI. where he served as chief groom and dignitary, and for this reason he had the Baroque hunting chateau Ohrada built near Hluboká nad Vltavou. His passion for hunting turned out to be fatal for him, as he was deadly injured in 1732 during a hunt near Brandýs nad Labem.