Did you know Karol Józef Erdmann Henckel von Donnersmarck died in the Battle of Lützen?

Just found this great painting about the Battle of Lutzen where Karol Henckel died

Karol Henckel von Donnersmarck, actually Karol Borromeo Józef Franciszek and Paulo Henckel von Donnersmarck (born December 14, 1784 in Siemianowice, died May 7, 1813 in Dresden), Baron and Count of the Empire, the last feudal lord of Bytom.

He was born on December 14, 1784 in Siemianowice. He was the eldest son of Lazarus III and his second wife Countess Antonina Praschma von Bilkau.

As a result of Stein’s and Hardenberg’s reforms carried out in 1806 and 1808, he was deprived of power over the towns and the rural population inhabiting his estates. In 1806 he became a Prussian chamberlain and legation counselor.

During the Napoleonic Wars in 1807, Polish insurgents plundered the palace in Siemianowice and the surrounding property. In 1809 he left for Austria, where he joined the army. He served as a lieutenant in the hussars of Archduke Ferdinand III of Tuscany. After a year he returned to Upper Silesia.

In 1813 he was appointed an officer of the 1st Silesian Hussar Regiment and adjutant to Field Marshal Gebhard Blücher. On May 2, 1813, he took part in the Battle of Groß Görschen (Battle of Lutzen) in Saxony. Seriously wounded, he died on May 7, 1813 in Dresden. He was temporarily buried in the Dresden church of St. St. John. At the behest of his wife, his body was moved to the castle chapel in Siemianowice. Eventually, his remains were buried in the crypt of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bytom.