Revize a nové objevy v genealogii vybraných členů hraběcího rodu Swéerts-Sporck pochovaných v Kuksu (19.–20. století)

Pages 21–44
DOI 10.37520/cnm.2022.002
Keywords Family Tree, Kraków, Kuks Hospital, Family Tomb, Twins, Illegitimate Child, Morganatic Marriage
Citation CVRČEK, Jan, FORTIN, František, BĚLIČOVÁ, Milena, MAŠEK, Petr a VELEMÍNSKÝ, Petr. Revize a nové objevy v genealogii vybraných členů hraběcího rodu Swéerts-Sporck pochovaných v Kuksu (19.–20. století). Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 191(1-2), 21–44. DOI: ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from:
Journal of the National Museum. History Series | 2022/191/1-2

Revision and new discoveries in the genealogy of selected members of the Swéerts-Sporck family buried at Kuks (19th–20th century)

The family of the Counts Sporck, or later Swéerts-Sporck, is one of the most interesting noble lines in Bohemia, especially in connection with the persons of general Johann Sporck (1600-1679), who was elevated to the nobility for his achievements in the Habsburg army, and his son František Antonín (1662-1738), founder of the important Baroque monument Kuks Hospital (Trutnov District, Hradec Králové Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic). Osteological research into the skeletal remains of six of their 19th century descendants from the Swéerts-Sporck family (unknown child †1817; Joseph †1848; Joseph †1855; Barbara †1873; Moritz †1882; Celina †1914), conducted by the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum in Prague due to the need to repair their coffins in the family tomb at Kuks, also necessitated genealogical research. Although they were important nobles, it turned out that a large amount of their biographical data was missing; moreover, details available in the literature were often inaccurate, and often contradictory and in several variants. This article brings a revision of their biographical data and also presents hitherto unknown aspects of their genealogy, so that for the first time official vital records from the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukrine are accurately cited for their births, marriages and deaths. The official causes of death recorded at the time are also confronted for the first time with pathological findings from the skeletal remains. Last but not least, this work opens up opportunities for further genealogical research, because some data still has not yet been traced or reliably verified.

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