Johann Rudolf, Count Chotek of Chotkow and Wognin

Johann Nepomuk Rudolph Graf Chotková of Chotkow and Wognin ( born May 17, 1748 in Vienna, † August 26, 1824 ) was a financial expert of the Habsburg dynasty and Colonel Viscount in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

Origin, family and descendants

Rudolph came from the Bohemian ancient noble family of Chotková of Chotkow and Wognin from its headquarters Chockow at Radnitz (District of Pilsen) in western Bohemia, was the son of Count Johann Karl Chotková of Chotkow and Wognin ( 1704-1787 ), the imperial governor of the Upper Palatinate, General Feldzeugmeister, a Bohemian-Austrian court chancellor, and his wife Anna Maria Theresia Countess of Kottulinsky of Kottulin and Krzizkowitz (1711-1798), widowed Countess de Hautois Browne, a family from Silesia. Johann Nepomuk Rudolph Graf Chotková married on 18 May 1772 in Vienna Maria Sidonia Gräfin von Clary - Aldringens, a daughter of Franz Wenzel Prince von Clary - Aldringens and the Countess Maria Josepha of Hohenzollern- Hechingen. Your marriage produced eight children. Through four of her sons to the family of the Counts of Chotková Chotkow and Wognin divided into four lines.

Life and work

Johann Nepomuk Rudolph Graf Chotková of Chotkow and Wognin (1748 - 1824) was the heir to the Entailed Estate Jeniowes ( Jeviněves ) and Weltrus ( Veltrusy ) in Central Bohemia and Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. After legal education since 1770, the administrative civil service, he was Councilor in the Bohemian Chancellery in Prague and there under Emperor Joseph II ( HRR ) Court Chancellor in 1776. In 1789 he resigned because of differences in the reform of the taxation system from the service and devoted himself to the management of large estates with development of road links and promote the textile industry with the latest technology. Under Emperor Leopold II ( HRR ), he became in 1790 director of the newly established Finanzhofstelle, 1792/1793 Hofkammerpräsident, 1802-1805 Minister of State and Colonel Viscount in Bohemia, was from 1805 to 1809 a member of the Conference Ministry, after the Peace of Schönbrunn in 1809 president of the Hofkommission in political law matters and president of the Royal Bohemian society of Sciences.