The Eszterházy arms from the 14th to 15th centuries
Kleinhöflein im Burgenland at the foot of the Leitha Mountains
The arms of Paul I, Prince Esterházy (1635–1713)
The princely Eszterházy arms in 1852
The Old Town Hall
Forchtenstein Castle in Forchtenstein, Austria
Paul I in 1655
Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, Austria
Joseph Weigl in 1829
Eszterháza Palace in Fertőd, Hungary
Joseph Haydn in 1791
Nikolaus Eszterházy (1582–1645)
Robert Musil around 1900
Prince Paul I
Prince Paul Anton [Pál Antal] (1711–1762)
Prince Nikolaus Esterházy I
Prince Anton [Antal] (1738–1794)
Nikolaus II as portrayed by Martin Knoller in 1793. Oil on canvas. Esterházy Privatstiftung, Burgenland.
Prince Paul Anton III [Pál Antal] (1786–1866)
Nicholas III, Prince Esterhazy
Kismarton, Schloss Esterházy
Eszterháza Palace, Great hall
Forchtenstein Castle, Austria (owned by the family: 1622–present)
Pápa Castle, Hungary (1626–1945)
Schloss Esterházy, Austria (1649–present)
Eszterháza Palace, Hungary (1681–1945)
Palais Esterházy, Vienna, Austria (1685–present)
Tata Castle, Hungary (1727–1945)
Csákvár Castle, Hungary (1778–1945)
Former monastery at Edelstetten in Neuburg an der Kammel, Bavaria (1804–present)
Schloss Nordkirchen, Westphalia (owned by the family in the 19th century)
Cseklész, today in Slovakia (Bernolákovo)
Köpcsény, today in Austria (Kittese)
Esterházy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

In the Habsburg Empire's Kingdom of Hungary, Kismarton (Eisenstadt) was the seat of the Eszterházy Hungarian noble family.

- Eisenstadt

the older Forchtenstein (Hungarian: Fraknó) line: founded by Nikolaus Esterházy, main seat: Eisenstadt (Kismarton)

- Esterházy

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Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1791)

Joseph Haydn

Austrian composer of the Classical period.

Austrian composer of the Classical period.

Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1791)
St. Stephen's Cathedral. In the foreground is the Kapellhaus (demolished 1804) where Haydn lived as a chorister.
Map showing locations where Haydn lived or visited
Morzin Palace, Dolní Lukavice, Czech Republic
Haydn's wife. Unauthenticated miniature attributed to Ludwig Guttenbrunn
Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, Haydn's most important patron
View of Eszterháza
Portrait by Ludwig Guttenbrunn, painted c. 1791–92, depicts Haydn c. 1770
Hanover Square Rooms, principal venue of Haydn's performances in London
Haydn as portrayed by John Hoppner in England in 1791
Wax sculpture of Haydn by Franz Thaler, c. 1800
House in Vienna (now a museum) where Haydn spent the last years of his life
Bergkirche in Eisenstadt, site of Haydn's tomb
Haydn's signature on a work of music: di me giuseppe Haydn ("by me Joseph Haydn"). He writes in Italian, a language he often used professionally.
Laus Deo ("praise be to God") at the conclusion of a Haydn manuscript.
Haydn on a 1950 20 Austrian schilling banknote
Original copy of "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" in Haydn's hand
Joseph Haydn Playing Quartets

Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their Eszterháza Castle.

As a "house officer" in the Esterházy establishment, Haydn wore livery and followed the family as they moved among their various palaces, most importantly the family's ancestral seat Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt and later on Esterháza, a grand new palace built in rural Hungary in the 1760s.

Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria

Schloss Esterházy

Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria
Projektierte Gartenfassade des Schlosses Esterházy by Albert Christoph Dies, 1812. Dies worked for Prince Nikolaus II during the early 19th century, and portrayed the Prince's ambitious remodeling plans on this oil painting.
Modern view of the rear of the palace -- in the end only the central portions of the classical redesign could be completed.
Red Salon; the portrait on the wall is of the Esterházy prince Paul Anton II
Inner courtyard of the palace
Entrance gate
Former stables, opposite the palace on the plaza
Orangerie in the palace grounds
In 1807 Prince Nikolaus's artist Albert Christoph Dies painted the view from the rear entrance, including the Leopoldinentempel. The view is similar today though more heavily wooded.
Leopoldinentempel today
Front view of palace from plaza
Silver dishes
Mirror table
Haydnsaal ceiling
Princess Maria Josepha Hermenegildis of Liechtenstein by Johann Georg Weikert, 1784. The wife of Nikolaus II, she was a friend and supporter of Haydn, who wrote his last six masses in celebration of her name day.

Schloss Esterházy (Esterházy-kastély) is a palace in Eisenstadt, Austria, the capital of the Burgenland state.

It was constructed in the late 13th century, and came under ownership of the Hungarian Esterházy family in 1622.

Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy

Prince Paul II Anton Esterházy de Galántha (Hungarian: galánthai Esterházy II.

Prince Paul II Anton Esterházy de Galántha (Hungarian: galánthai Esterházy II.

Anton Pál herceg; 22 April 1711 – 18 March 1762) was a Hungarianprince, soldier and patron of music from the Esterházy family.

Paul Anton Esterházy de Galántha was born in Eisenstadt, Archduchy of Austria on 22 April 1711 as the son of Prince Joseph Anton Esterházy de Galántha (1688–1721) and his wife, born Baroness Maria Octavia von Gilleis zu Theras und Sonnenberg.