Karol Łazarz Henckel von Donnersmarck Crest

Check this out! I learned more about the Henckels of Donnersmark! The Henckel family from Donnersmark or German Henckel von Donnersmarck is a royal family first from Spiš in Hungary. The family came from the German-speaking settlement of the town of Spišský Štvrtok , Donnersmarkt in German, which - with a slightly different spelling - became the name of the family.The oldest known member of the family is Henckel de Quintoforo , who lived at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. The brothers Peter, Jakob and Nicholas Henckel received a coat of arms from King Sigismund of Luxembourg in 1417.The family has been part of the Austrian and Hungarian nobility since 1593, when Lazar I. Henckel of Donnersmarck (1551–1624) called the Elder provided a large loan to the Imperial Court Chamber in Vienna between 1595 and 1600 for the wars against the Turks and in 1603 participated in the working in the Banská Bystrica copper mines. In Bohemia, the family-owned, for example, Larisch's villa (Castle) in Pardubice, in Silesia the Bohumín manor , where the count's family tomb is also located.Prominent members of the family include the German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck .

The Henckel von Donnersmarck family is an Austro-German noble family that originated in the former region of Spiš in Upper Hungary, now in Slovakia. The founder of the family was Henckel de Quintoforo in the 14/15th century. The original seat of the family was in Donnersmarck