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Mathias von Habsburg

(1557 - 1619) Emperor of Rome and Czech king

Matthias von Habsburg in corunation cloak, with the jewels of the Czech kings In 1602, when Peter Wok von Rosenberg left the Český Krumlov castle until 1622, Český Krumlov was part of the estate under Habsburg rule. One of the owners at that time was thus emperor Mathias who inherited the estates along with the castle from his brother Emperor Rudolf II. von Habsburg. He himself visited Český Krumlov several times from 1612 to 1619.