Life story of Count Kaspar von Sternberg

Count Caspar von Sternberg, The main founder and first president of the Bohemian Museum (National Museum) was early anxious, His memoirs record. As early as 1812 He drew a sketch. His final version he gave 1837 to the editor of this work.

In giving the life story of Count Francis Sternberg, first as an obituary in which the “Annals of the Bohemian Museum 1830 (S. 479-1487) appeared, was the daughter, Countess Christiane have been helpful.


Count Sternberg was on 6. January 1761 Born in Prague and in the Church St. Baptized as Kaspar Galli. His godparents were according to the fashion of the Bohemian nobility two beggars in the parish. He was the youngest of eight children, of which only three sons and a daughter survived. His father, Count John Sternberg, was privy council and treasurer. Hofmeister was the first after the fashion of a French abbot named Lambin…

Of Kaspar von Sternberg was an important scientist and theologian, who published a number of works and essays. Especially him the subject Botany at heart. Also about his travels around the Bohemian Highlands, by Tyrol and the Italian provinces, he wrote. The Bohemian mountains, he toured with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This correspondence is published.

Members of the noble family since Sternberg took 13. Century royal Bohemian important state offices and kicked out as significant patrons and scholars. They have influenced the cultural development of Bohemia crucial. They were first mentioned in the 12. Century. During the Hussite wars members of sex committed decisively on both sides; Gwendolyn von Sternberg was the wife of the Bohemian King George of Podebrady. 1661 were the Sternberg of Emperor Leopold I. elevated to the rank of count.


  • Life of Count Kaspar von Sternberg described by himself ; in addition to an academic lecture on the counts and Franz Kaspar Sternberg life and ministry of Science and Art in Bohemia ; for the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the founding of the Bohemian Museum (Today's National Museum) Prague 1868


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