Josef zu Schwarzenberg

(1769- 1833) Aristocrat

Joseph Johann zu Schwarzenberg, portrait

As did his father Johann, he looked after the family estates and for this reason did not take any more significant post at the court of the Emperor. He is credited with finishing the Schwarzenberg navigational canal in the Šumava hills that served for wood transport from Šumava forests to Vienna. The canal was constructed according the projects of Josef Rosenauer. In the year 1802 Josef zu Schwarzenberg established the Krumlov-Hluboká family branch. He founded a school of forestry in Zlatá Koruna and the Schwarzenberg Economical Institute in Český Krumlov where future princely officers were educated. His wife Pavlina zu Schwarzenberg, maiden name von Arenberg, tragically died in Paris in 1810.