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​Countess Agathe Gobertina Széchenyi 

1833-1920 (m. 1855)

Born: Vienna, Austrian Empire (today Vienna, Austria)

Talent: Amateur musician and painter

Mother of seven: Countess Maria Gobertina von Breunner (m. Prince Victor Ratibor), Count August Gobert von Breunner, Countess Agathe von Breunner (m. John Whitehead - Agathe's parents), Countess Ernestine Gobertina von Breunner (m. Count Konrad Coudenhove), Countess Eleonore Gobertina von Breunner (m. Prince Karl Auersperg), Countess Hilda Gobertina von Breunner (m. Count Johann Herberstein), (m. Countess Gabrielle Gobertina von Breunner (m. Count Camillo Stubenberg)​

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Count Georg Erdödy

1785-1859 (m. 1807)

Born: Vienna, Austrian Empire 

​Countess Maria Ottolina Gobertina von Aspremont-Lynden

1787-1866 (m. 1807)

Born: Lednické Rovne, Kgdm. Hungary

Mother of six: Countess Agathe Erdödy (m. Count Janos Széchenyi )​ and +5

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Kingdom of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary has existed in many forms from 1000–1918.  From 1526–1699, the Habsburg Monarchy ruled Royal Hungary and from 1541-1699, the Ottoman Empire ruled territories which were part of historical Medieval Hungary. From 1699-1867, both territories fell under the rule of the Austrian Empire. From 1867-1918, with the formation of the Dual Monarchy, it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After WWII, it became the Hungarian Peoples Republic, a Satellite State under the Soviet Union. In 1989, it gained its own independence as a country.

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Count Istvan Széchenyi (1791-1860)

Hungarian Politician, Theorist, Writer and National Hero


Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék is considered the greatest statesman in his nation’s history and known as “the Greatest Hungarian”, a title given to him upon his death by fellow Hungarian politician, Lajos Kossuth. He was born to Count Ferenc Széchényi and Countess Juliána Festetics de Tolna as their youngest of six children. His father, an enlightened nobleman, established the Hungarian National Library and Hungarian National Museum by donating the family’s priceless collection of books, images, maps, coat of arms, signet and medal collection. István’s formative years were spent in Austria and Hungary. He participated in the Napoleonic Wars, fighting with distinction. As first lieutenant, in 1826, he retired and turned towards a political career. After extensive travel in Europe and England, he hoped to bring the modernization he had witnessed back to Hungary. The growing gap between the modern and agrarian world of his homeland spurred him to become a reformer and promote development. Like his father, he endowed the Hungarian people by establishing the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Sciences by donating one years annual income from his estates. His efforts were to promote Hungarian as the national language, form a forum for the reform movement and publish his ideas in a series of political writings to encourage the Hungarian nobility to modernize within the framework of the Habsburg Monarchy to be able to segue into a gradual economic, social and cultural development. He feared radical socialism as divisive to a country with so many languages and ethnicities.

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First Austria Republic

Count Lajos Széchenyi 

1781-1855 (m. 1801)

Family: Parents Count Ferenc Széchenyi & Countess Julianna Festetic; brother National Hero Ivstan Széchenyi

Countess Aloysia

von Clam Gallas (1st wife)

1781-1822 (m. 1801)

Born: Prague, Habsburg Monarchy

Motherof seven:Count Janos Széchenyi (m. Countess Agathe Erdödy)​  ​and +6

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FAMILY TREE: Breunner / Széchenyi / Esterházy / Erdödy

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Count August Johann von Breunner

1828-1894 (m. 1855)

Born: Grafeneg, Austrian Empire (today Grafenegg, Austria)

Talent: Amateur actor, painter, and author

Career: Count of Grafenegg Castle, inheriting the family estates, his duties were that of landowner and manager of Grafenegg, Neuaigen and Asparn on the Zaya. He was an accomplished artist, gifted in the fine arts, very musical and had a special love for the performing arts. His book on Landsknecht Woodcuts was published in 1883 and remains the most comprehensive collection of 16th century woodcut art depicting the local area dress and heraldry of the day. In his later years, he documented and painted intricate heraldic coat of arms.

Count August 

Ferdinand von Breuner 
1796-1877 (m. 1827)
Born: Regensburg, (today Regensburg, Germany)
Career: Court Chamber Secretary, Court Council and Ministerial Council, Count of Grafenegg

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​​​​Count János Esterházy 

1775-1834 (m. 1802)

Born: Zeliz, Kingdom of Hungary (today Želiezovce, Slovakia)

Countess Roza 

Festetics von Tolna 

1784-1854 (m. 1802)

Born: Vienna, Habsburg Monarchy (today Vienna, Austria)

Mother of three: Countess Maria Theresia Esterházy (m. Count August Ferdinand von Bruener) and +2


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Historical Figure -  Count Istvan Széchenyi

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Count Janos

Nepomuk Széchenyi  

1802-1874 (m. 1825)

Born: Sopron, Habsburg Monarchy (today Sopron, Hungry)

Family: Uncle Count Istvan 

Széchenyi, Hungarian National Hero

Countess Maria Theresia 

Esterházy de Galántha 

1802-1837 (m. 1827)

Born: Vienna, Austrian Empire

(today Vienna, Austria)

Talent: Pianist, Franz Schubert tutored

Motherof two: Count Josef von Breunner and August von Breunner
​(m. Countess Agathe Széchenyi)

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 Count Istvan Széchenyi Portrait 1848

 artist Miklós Barabás, Historical Picture Gallery, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

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 As appointed high  commissioner, he supervised the Danube navigation project and the building of the Chain bridge uniting Buda and Pest.  Lajos Kossuth and he came at the issue of Hungarian reform from opposite sides. Kossuth warned against attempting to exclude wider social movements from political life, and supported democracy. He rejected the primacy of elites and the government and labeled Széchenyi a liberal elitist aristocrat, while Széchenyi considered Kossuth to be a democrat who was a political agitator and fomenting revolution, which he wanted to avoid. He was a leader in the 1848 Hungarian rebellion and imprisoned by the Habsburg Empire. While there, he was forced to witness "cold blooded butchery of hundreds of his countrymen" including other leaders who had been falsely promised amnesty. Suffering a nervous break down, his doctor ordered him to spend time at a private Asylum in Vienna. Having spent himself in his efforts for his country, he never returned to politics. He wrote two books: Önismeret (Self- awareness) about children, education and pedagogy and Ein Blick (One Look), a study of the deep political problems of Hungary at the beginning of the 1850's. In response to Alexander Bach’s, the "Rückblick" his pamphlet "Ein Blick auf den anonyme Rückblick," he was harassed with the threats of jail and lawsuits by the imperial gendarmes within his appartments at the asylum. Overcome with anxiety, the tragic result was that on April 8, 1860 Count István Széchenyi at 69 years of age took his own life. ​

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Austria

Austria has existed in many forms from 927– present. From 1804–1867, it was ruled by the Austrian Empire and then the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867–1918. During this time the town Fiume existed (today Rijeka, Croatia). At the end of WWI, their monarchy was dissolved. 1919 the Austria First Republic was established, which lost vast territories, including their holdings on the Adriatic Coast to the Kingdom of Italy. Italy lost these areas to Yugoslavia after WWI, later becoming Croatia​ and Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1938-1945 it was annexed by Germany. After WWII, in 1955 modern Austrian Republic was established.

Imperial City of Regensburg

Regensburg's first settlements were Stone Age. The Celtic's named it Radasbona. Around AD 90, the Romans built a fort there. In the 6th century, it formed a Duchy in Bavaria through the Holy Roman Empire and became an independent kingdom from 1245-1803; when the city lost its status as a free city, following its incorporation into the Principality of Regensburg. When Napoleon abolished the Holy Roman Empire, Bavaria became a kingdom in 1806 due, in part, to the Confederation of the Rhine. It incorporated into the German Empire from 1874–1918 and finally became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1871. Today, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the Bavaria, Germany.

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Countess Agathe

Gobertina Erdödy 

1808-1882 (m. 1825)

Born: Vienna, Austrian Empire

(today Vienna, Austria)

Talent: Amateur musician

Mother of six: Agathe Széchenyi (m. August Johann von Breunner)  and +5

Count Josef von Breuner

1765-1813 (m. 1788)

Born: Vienna, Habsburg Monarchy (today Vienna, Austria)

Countess Anna

von Pergen

1765-1799 (m. 1788)

Born: Mainz (today Germany)

Motherof three: Count August Ferdinand von Bruener (m. Countess Maria Theresia Esterházy)  and +2

(1526–1867)

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