Karel I. Filip zu Schwarzenberg

(1771- 1820) Aristocrat, diplomat, Austrian field marshal

Karel I. Filip zu Schwarzenberg Karel I. Filip zu Schwarzenberg together with his brother Josef zu Schwarzenberg divided the family into two branches in the year 1802 - Krumlov-Hluboká and Orlik. Karel I. Filip established the Orlik branch that chose the Orlík castle as the family seat. He devoted his life to a military and diplomatic career. He served in diplomatic service at the time of the Napoleonic wars. In 1809 - 1811 he was the Austrian Embassador in Paris. His battle plans enabled the victory against Napoleon at Leipzig in 1813. His successors carried the family name Karel.