Salm-Salm, Felix zu

BORN 25 Dec 1828, Burg Anholt, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 18 Aug 1870, Saint-Privat-la-Montagne, Lorraine
CAUSE OF DEATH killed in action
GRAVE LOCATION Anholt, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Fürstliche Salm-Salmsche Familiengruft, Regniet

Felix zu Salm-Salm was the youngest son of Wilhelm Florentin Fürst zu Salm-Salm. His mother was Flaminia di Rossi (born Baciocchi) from Corsica. He married Agnes Leclerq Joy in 1862 and took her with himn to the USA where he fught in the Civil War. After that he was adjutant of Emperor Maximilian I in Mexico. This lasted only a short time because Maximilian was defeated and both the emperor and he were sentenced to death. His sentenced was changed in seven years of imprisonment, but after his wife begged Benito Suárez on her knees to spare him and the emperor, the emperor was executed all the same but he was released in December 1867.

He entered into Prussian service and took part in the Franco-Prussian War. He was deadly wounded during the Battle of Gravelotte and he died in a field hospital. Agnes was present as a nurse and together with Alfred zu Salm-Salm she transported the body to Anholt where he was buried in the family mausoleum.

• Wife: Salm-Salm, Agnes zu (1862-1870)

Related persons
• worked for Maximilian of Austria, emperor of Mexico


The Salm-Salm family Chapel in Anholt.
Picture by Androom (09 April 2016)


Felix zu Salm-Salm – Wikipedia

Salmuth, Hans Eberhard Kurt von

Published: 26 Mar 2022
Last update: 20 Apr 2022