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Pauline zu Schwarzenberg

(1774 - 1810) maiden name von Arenberg - Archot, Aristocrat

Pavlína zu Schwarzenberg, life-size portrait Pavlina originally came from a Belgian aristocratic family. In 1794 she married Josef zu Schwarzenberg. She excelled over her contemporaries with her exceptional intelligence and artistic talent. Her private teacher of drawing and painting was the Schwarzenberg court painter Ferdinand Runk. She is an author of many graphic papers. She tragically died in 1810 at a ball in Paris that was held on the occasion of the engagement of Napoleon and Princess of Austria Marie Louisa. She died at the young age of 36. She was the mother of 9 children, three of them sons - Johann Adolf II. zu Schwarzenberg, Felix zu Schwarzenberg, and Friedrich zu Schwarzenberg.

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