I. Karl Philipp

Karl Philipp, prince, and duke of Krumau, an Austrian field marshal, born in Vienna, April 15, 1771, died in Leipsic, Oct. 15, 1820. He distinguished himself under Lacy in the war against the Turks, and also in the war against France. In 1794, at the battle of Cateau-Cambrésis, he cut his way at the head of his regiment and of 12 British squadrons through a line of 27,000 men. After the victory of Wüirzburg he was made major general, and in 1799 lieutenant field marshal; and in 1805 he commanded the Austrian right wing at Ulm. In 1808 he was appointed ambassador at St. Petersburg. He was present in the following year at the battle of Wagram, commanding the rear guard on the retreat, and after the peace of Vienna was sent to France as ambassador. There he conducted the negotiations in regard to the marriage of Napoleon with the archduchess Maria Louisa. He gave a ball in honor of it, which was broken up by a terrible conflagration resulting in the death of his sister-in-law the princess Pauline of Schwarzenberg, and the empress barely escaped with her life. In the campaign of 1812 against Russia, he commanded the Austrian contingent of the French army; and at the request of Napoleon the emperor Francis created him a marshal.

In 1813 he was in Paris attempting to negotiate a peace between France and Russia. After his return he received the supreme command of the allied troops of Russia, Austria, and Prussia, gained the victory of Leipsic, and marched to Paris. On the return of Napoleon from Elba he received the command of the allied army on the upper Rhine, and a second time entered France after the battle of Waterloo. At the end of the campaign he was made president of the imperial military council, and was presented with several estates in Hungary.

II. Felix Ludwig Johann Friedrich

Felix Ludwig Johann Friedrich, prince of, an Austrian statesman, nephew of the preceding, born at the estate of Krumau in Bohemia, Oct. 2, 1800, died in Vienna, April 5, 1852. He became a captain of cuirassiers, and in 1824 went to St. Petersburg as attaché to the Austrian embassy. Two years later he was sent with despatches to London, joined the extraordinary mission to Brazil under Baron Neumann, and after his return to Europe was employed in diplomacy. While in London in 1830, he eloped with Lady Ellen-borough, who was divorced from her husband. He became a major general in 1842, and in 1848 commanded a brigade under Nugent in Italy, and was made lieutenant field marshal before the battle of Custozza. He was recalled to Austria by the troubles in the capital, and after the suppression of the October revolution in Vienna was made prime minister, which post he retained till his death. During his term of office the aid of Russia was obtained for the suppression of the Hungarian revolution, and a daring policy pursued in Germany. (See Austria.) He died of apoplexy.