The Thun und Hohenstein family, also known as Thun-Hohenstein, belonged to the historical Austrian and Bohemian nobility. There were princely and several comital branches of the family. The princely branch of the family lived at Děčín (Tetschen) in Bohemia for more than 200 years.
A feudal family originally from Ton, Trentino, formerly an Italian-speaking part of Tyrol (today part of the Trentino province of Italy), the male line traces back to Manfreinus of Tunno in 1187.In 1469, they became hereditary cup-bearers of the Prince-bishopric of Trento and in 1558 of the Prince-bishopric of Brixen.
All males of the family were granted the hereditary title of Freiherr (Baron) in 1604, and Reichsgraf (Count of the Holy Roman Empire) in 1629. The title of Fürst (Prince) was conferred on 19 July 1911 by Emperor Franz Joseph upon the head of the family, along with the style of Durchlaucht (Serene Highness), in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.They were hereditary members of the Austrian House of Lords, in right of possession of the entailed lordship of Tetschen since 1879.
The family acquired Klášterec nad Ohří Chateau in 1621, Jílové Castle in 1629 (expropriated in 1946), and Děčín Castle in the second half of the 17th century, which became the family's main seat until it was sold in 1932. They also acquired Choltice Castle and Benátky nad Jizerou Castle, and several palaces in Prague.
Of the three sons of Count Franz Anton (1786–1873) and his wife Countess Theresia Anna Maria (née von Brühl), the eldest, Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein (1810–1881), entered the diplomatic service. After holding other posts he was in 1850 appointed president of the restored German Diet at Frankfurt, where he represented the anti-Prussian policy of Prince Felix Schwarzenberg, and often came into conflict with Prince Bismarck, who was the Prussian envoy. He was afterwards ambassador at Berlin and St. Petersburg. After his retirement in 1863 from the public service in the Bohemian Landtag and the Austrian Reichsrat he supported the federal policy of his brother Leo . In 1879 he was made a hereditary member of the Upper House. In this position he was, on his death 24 September 1881, succeeded by his eldest son Franz (born 1847).
Countess Maria Wilhelmine von Thun und Hohenstein, née Countess von Ulfeldt was a Viennese aristocrat of the 18th century. She was the hostess of a musically and intellectually outstanding salon, and a patroness of music, notably that of Mozart and Beethoven.
Count Leopold von Thun und Hohenstein (1811–1888) was a leading Austrian statesman who was later a minister in the cabinets of Schwarzenberg and Bach.
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Fra' Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein (1850–1931) was the 75th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1905 to 1931.
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