Philip Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Count Philip Joseph Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (Czech: Filip Josef Kinský z Vchynic a Tetova; German: Philipp Joseph Graf Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau) (28 November 1700 – 12 January 1749) was a high chancellor of the Kingdom of Bohemia during the reign of Queen Maria Theresa.
A member of the Bohemian noble family, the House of Kinsky, Philip was born in Prague as the son of Count Wenceslaus Kinsky, a Bohemian high chancellor himself, and Maria Anna Theresia de Nesselrode zu Ereshoven. On 17 November 1722, he married Marie Karolína Bořitová z Martinic, by whom he had eight children:
- Count Franz Karl (1722–1728)
- Count Karl Joseph (1723–1724)
- Countess Maria Josepha (1724–1754)
- Franz de Paula Ulrich, Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (1726–1792)
- Countess Maria Anna (1727–1733)
- Countess Maria Therese (1730–1797)
- Countess Maria Antonia (1732–1752)
- Count Johann Joseph (1734–1790)
Count Kinsky received a fine education and had many interests, such as improving education in Bohemia. He served Emperor Charles VI as an Imperial envoy in London between 1728 and 1736. He came into the cabinet of his successor, Queen Maria Theresa, in 1741, and soon became the Queen's trusted adviser and friend. Many feared him because of his temper. He was thought to be willful, but also stubborn and arrogant, which is why he wasn't very popular.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1731.
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Carl Joseph von Palm
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Ignaz Johann von Wasner