Relationship between Anton Fugger  and Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg



Anton Fugger was a German buyer and banker. It applies until today as one of richest humans of world history.



Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg, Herzog von Hornes is a descendant of the 14th generation of Anton Fugger, Graf Fugger von Kirchberg.


       Anton Fugger, Graf Fugger von Kirchberg 1493-1560
     &1527 Anna Rehlinger 1511-1548

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  Marcus, Graf Fugger von Nordendorf 1529-1597
&1557 Sibylla, Gräfin von Eberstein 1531-1589
    Katharina Fugger 1532-1585
&1553 Jakob von Montfort, Graf von Montfort in Pfannberg +1573
    Jakob, Graf Fugger von Babenhausen 1542-1598
&1570 Anna Ilsung von Tratzberg +1601
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  Elisabeth, Gräfin Fugger von Nordendorf 1570-1596
&1589 Wilhelm III, Graf zu Oettingen-Wallerstein 1570-1600
    Johann VI von Montfort, Graf von Montfort in Tettnang +1619     Sibylle Fugger von Babenhausen 1572-1616  
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  Johann Albrecht, Graf zu Oettingen-Spielberg 1591-1632
&1629 Maria Gertrud, Gräfin zu Pappenheim 1599-1675
    Hugo XV von Montfort, Graf von Montfort in Tettnang +1662
&1618 Euphrosyne von Waldburg zu Wolfegg 1596-1651
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  Johann Franz, Graf zu Oettingen-Spielberg 1631-1665
&1654 Ludovica Rosalia von Attems, Gräfin ca 1637-1709
    Johann Anton, Graf von Montfort 1635-1708
&1677 Maria Viktoria, Gräfin zu Spaur und Flavon 1651-1688
    Johann VIII von Montfort, Graf von Montfort in Tettnang 1627-1696
&1658 Maria Katharina, Gräfin von Sulz 1630-1686
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  Franz Albrecht, Fürst zu Oettingen-Spielberg 1663-1737
&1689 Johanna, Freiherrin von Schwendi 1672-1738
    Johanna Katharina, Gräfin von Montfort 1678-1759
&1700 Meinrad II, Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1673-1715
    Maria Franziska, Gräfin von Montfort 1668-1726
&1685 Johann Christoph, Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil 1660-1720
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  Maria Franziska, Prinzessin zu Oettingen-Spielberg 1703-1737     Joseph, Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1702-1769     Franz Wilhelm, Graf von Hohenzollern-Berg 1704-1737     Maria Katharina, Gräfin von Waldburg zu Zeil 1702-1739  
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  Karl Friedrich, Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1724-1785     Johanna, Gräfin von Hohenzollern-Berg 1727-1787  
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  Johanna-Franziska, Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1765-1790
&1781 Friedrich III, Fürst zu Salm-Kyrburg 1745-1794
  Friedrich IV, Fürst zu Salm-Kyrburg 1789-1859
&1815 Cecile Rosalie Prévôt, Baronne de Bordeaux 1783-1866
  Friedrich V, Fürst zu Salm-Kyrburg 1823-1887
&1844 Eléonore, Princesse de La Trémoïlle 1827-1846
  Friedrich VI, Fürst zu Salm-Kyrburg 1845-1905
&1883 Louise Le Grand, Freiherrin von Eichhof und von Rennenberg 1864-1929
  Yvonne, Fürstin zu Salm-Kyrburg 1884-1951
&1904 Karl Udvary de Udvar, Burggraf von Vásonkö 1880-1953
  Margarita zu Salm-Kyrburg, Princesse d'Hornes 1909-1995
&1937 Stephan Karl, Baron von Wernitz 1905-1981
  Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg, Herzog von Hornes 1944-
&1973 Elena Maria, Comtesse Teleki de Szék 1949-

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Andrés Carlos 1976-   Elena Alejandra 1977-   Gabriela Patricia 1981-


Ancestors of Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg up to Anton Fugger

Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg, Herzog von Hornes is also a descendant of the 14th generation of Anton Fugger, Graf Fugger von Kirchberg.

Andreas von Wernitz zu Salm-Kyrburg, Herzog von Hornes is also a descendant of the 15th generation of Anton Fugger, Graf Fugger von Kirchberg.




Hans Maler, (German)
Portrait of Anton Fugger
Oil on panel
Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1961.


The first reference to the Fugger family in the Swabian Free City of Augsburg is the arrival of Hans Fugger recorded in the tax register of 1357. He married Klara Widolf and became an Augsburg citizen. After Klara's death, he married Elizabeth Gfattermann. He joined the Weaver's Guild, and by 1396 he was ranked high in the list of taxpayers.

His eldest son, Andreas Fugger, was a merchant in the weaving trade, and was nicknamed 'the rich Fugger', buying land and other properties.

Andreas's son, Lucas Fugger, was granted arms by the Emperor Frederick III, a golden deer on a blue background, and he was soon nicknamed 'the Fugger of the Deer'. However, he was too ambitious and went bankrupt.

Hans Fugger's younger son, Jakob the Elder, founded another branch of the family, This branch progressed more steadily and they became known as the 'Fuggers of the Lily' after their chosen arms of a flowering lily on a gold and blue background. Jakob was a master weaver, a merchant, and an alderman, and married Barbara Basinger, the daughter of a goldsmith. His fortune progressed, and by 1461, he was the 12th richest man in Augsburg. He died in 1469.

Jakob's eldest son, Ulrich, took over the business on his father's death, and in 1473 he provided new suits of clothes to Frederick, his son Maximilian I, and his suite on their journey to Trier to meet Charles the Bold of Burgundy and the betrothal of the young prince to Charles's daughter Maria. This started the very profitable relationship between the Fugger family and the Habsburgs. Ulrich died in 1510.

Ulrich's youngest brother Jakob Fugger (illustration, below) was born in 1459, and was to become the most famous member of the dynasty. He married Sibylla Artzt in 1498, but they had no children. He was elevated to the nobility of the Holy Roman Empire in May 1511, and in 1519, led a consortium of German and Italian businessmen that loaned Charles V 850,000 florins (about 3000 kg of gold) to procure his election as Holy Roman Emperor over Francis I of France[1]. The Fugger's contribution was 543,000 florins. Jakob died in 1525. He is considered to be one of the richest persons of all time and today, he is well known as Jakob Fugger 'the rich'.

Jakob's successor was his nephew Anton Fugger, son of his elder brother Georg. Anton was born in 1493, married Anna Rehlinger, and died in 1560.

In 1511, Jakob deposited 15,000 florins as an endowment for some almshouses. In 1514, he bought up part of Augsburg and in 1516 he came to agreement with the city that he would build and provide a number of almshouses for needy citizens. By 1523, 52 houses had been built, and the Fuggerei had come into existence. It is still used today.

Anton Fugger (June 10, 1493 September 14, 1560) was a German merchant and member of the Fugger family. He was a nephew of Jacob Fugger.

Anton was the third and youngest son of George Fugger and Regina Imhof. He was born in Nuremberg on June 10, 1493. In 1527 he married Anna Augsburger.[1] They had four sons and six daughters.

At his death on 30 December 1525, Jacob Fugger bequeathed to his nephew Anton Fugger company assets totaling 2,032,652 guilders.[1] He ran his uncles business along with his brother and his cousin Raymund Jerome Fugger. As a result, he expanded trade to Buenos Aires, Mexico and the West Indies. He supported the Emperor Ferdinand I and Charles V. He was regarded as the "Prince of merchants". His greatest achievement was to set the course for the future of the Fugger family. He prepared the next generation of the family through arranged marriages of his sons and daughters with the nobility

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