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Patron Václav Count Kolowrat-Liebsteinský

Count Václav devoted his entire life to serving God, and became an example of high Baroque piety. At the wish of his father, he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuit order) at a young age, where he commenced his spiritual path.

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Children’s Camp in the Kolowrat Forests

For the fifth consecutive year, summer camping took place at Zobák, not from the Diana hunting chateau. This year’s camp was attended by thirty children from the Přimda Elementary School and the Tachov Children’s Home.

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Tachovs Kolowrátek Performed in Lidice

The tragic anniversary of the Lidice massacre was commemorated on Saturday, June 15th. The official memorial ceremony organized by the Lidice Memorial was accompanied by a show of children’s ensembles called Light for Lidice.

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The Ročov Monastery as the Basis of the Patronage Tradition

The Augustinian monastery in Dolní Ročov with the Church of the Assumption of Mary was founded in 1373 by Albrecht the Elder of Kolowrat, together with his two sons. In the charter of the Order, the family undertook to support the monastery financially.

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XIX. Ride of Saša Kolowrat

On Saturday, June 15th, the 19th annual Ride of Saša Kolowrat took place in the town of Přimda. The Ride was also organized as a memorial to František Tomáš Count Kolowrat-Krakowský, who founded the tradition of the Ride in 2001.

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Philanthropist Hanuš Count Krakowský-Nowohradský of Kolowrat

Jan Nepomuk Karel Count Krakowský-Nowohradský of Kolowrat, with the predicate Baron of Újezd, is better known as Hanuš. During his lifetime, he established himself in politics and government, became part of the Order of the Knights of Malta and achieved high honors and awards.

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Ludmila Eva Františka Countess Krakowská of Kolowrat – Patron of the Prague Loreto to a greater glory of God

The Prague Sun is the name of the most valuable Czech baroque sunbeam monstrance, made of pure gold and thousands of diamonds, and a part of the Loreto treasure. The diamond monstrance was made to order for the Prague Loreto at the instigation of Ludmila Eva Frantiska Countess Krakowska of Kolowrat, née Hiserl of Chodov, fifth wife of the highest governor and provincial judge, Count Vilem Albrecht I.

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František Antonín II. Count Kolowrat-Liebsteinský

František Antonín II. Count Kolowrat-Liebsteinský (1778–1861) is rightfully considered to have been one of the most important personalities in Czech history, influencing political, economic and cultural events in Austria-Hungary. He achieved fame through his support of the national revival movement, patronage activities and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Thanks to The Kodl Gallery for the support of Kolowrátek Endowment

The Kodl Gallery organizes the 2nd yearly selling exhibition of the contemporary art entitled “Letní výtvarný salon Kodl Contemporary” (Summer Art Salon Kodl Contemporary). At the exhibition, refined pieces of art of the periods between hyperrealism and abstraction are presented and a part of the proceeds from the sale will be granted to the Kolowrátek Endowment.

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František Karel I. Count Liebsteinský of Kolowrat

This spring, let us remember a great and prominent personage of the Kolowrat family, Count Frantisek Karel I. The month of May this year marks almost 400 years from the birth of this important politician, diplomat and patron. He also passed away in the same month, just short of the age of 80.

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