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H. S. H. Bathyany, 1826-1914

Nationality: Italian/Hungarian
Date of Birth: 1826
Place of Birth: Milan, Italy
Date of Death: 1914.12.26
Place of Death:

Identity:

H. S. H. Edmund Bathyany-Strathmann was the Prince and Count of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Hon. Attaché at the Austrian Embassy in London. He succeeded his father in 1883. He married Amelia Holzman (b. 1875).

Life:

Bathyany was a hereditary member of the Hungarian Upper House. He was Imperial Austrian Chancellor and Privy Counsellor. He became the first foreign Catholic pupil at Eton. In London he was a member of The St James' Club. From 1862 to 1863 he was the Attache to the Austrian Embassy at 3 Park Street. He acted as Attache to the Austro-Hungarian Embassy at 18 Belgrave Square in the 1880s. He was a sportsman, and a particularly keen yachtsman.

Bathyany was a friend of JW's in the 1880s (#10534).

Bibliography:

Smith, Joshua Toulmin, Louis Kossuth, Prince Esterhazy and Count C. Batthyany, being answers to aspersions published in the Times, London, 1852; The Chelsea, Pimlico and Belgravia Directory, London, 1885, 1886, 1887; Kelly's Directory of Chelsea, Pimlico, and Belgravia "Buff Book", London, 1887; Who was Who: A Companion to Who's Who, London, 1920 et seq.; Sheppard, F. W. H. (ed.), Survey of London, XL, The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, London, 1980, p. 256; Who was who: a cumulated index, 1897-1990, London, 1991.