Social Victorians/People/Hadik

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Hadik de Futak
  • Count Hadik, not clear at this time about which one (See Note #1, below)

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • "Secretary of the Legation in the Austrian Embassy in London in 1897."[1] Secretary of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy.[2]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1892 November 9, Wednesday, a controversy about civil registration of marriages in Hungary caused the cabinet to resign. Count Szapary was Prime Minister; Count Hadik, member of the Liberal party, was on the cabinet for the Protestants, so probably not this Count Hadik?[3]

1895 April 8, Monday, the Globe announced that "Count Max Hadik, the newly-appointed Attaché at the Austro-Hungarian Embassy, has arrived in London."[4]

1895 April 26, Friday, Count Hadik attended the annual festival of the German Hospital, Dalston.

1895 May 22, Wednesday, Count Hadik attended the Marchioness of Londonderry's dance.[5]

1895 July 19, Friday, Count Hadik attended a dinner and dance hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Countess Cadogan at Chelsea House.

1896 July 3, Friday, Count Hadik attended Mrs. Goschen's dance at the Admiralty.[6]

1897 May 3 or 10, Monday, Count Hadik attended a dance in London for 450 people to benefit the Italian Hospital.[7]

1897 June 10, Thursday, Truth reported on the Hungarian Ball:

The Hungarian Ball was a great success, and, as usual, the Quadrille d'Honneur was a very pretty sight. Among those who danced it were the Duke of Teck, Countess Deym, the Duchess of Roxburghe, the Duchess of Portland, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador, Count and Countess Clary, Count Mensdorff, the Portuguese Minister, Mr. and Mrs. Ebner, Count Hadik, Count Palffy, Mr. and Mrs. von André, Prince Louis Esterhazy, and Baron de Ferstel. Several of the great ladies remained and enjoyed some waltzing on the excellent floor.[8]

1897 July 2, Friday, Count Hadik attended the Duchess of Devonshire's Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1897 July 16, Friday, Count Hadik attended a dinner and ball at Londonderry House hosted by the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry.[9]

1897 August 18, Wednesday, Count Hadik attended a dinner to celebrate the birthday of Austro-Hungarian king Francis Joseph at the Trocadero restaurant.[2]

1898 January 21, Friday: the Pall Mall Gazette reported that "Count Max Hadik and Count Alexander Palffy, secretaries of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy in London, have taken leave of the Court of St. James's upon their appointment to other diplomatic positions."[10]

1899 June, several newspapers reported that two children of Count and Countess Hadik were poisoned by the children's nurse, Laura Heinz, who confessed. Because of her motives, it is suspected that she was hired to kill them.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

Old drawing of a military leader with a fur-lined cloak
Count András Hadik Futaki
Black-and-white photograph of a standing woman richly dressed in a historical military costume
Count Omar Hadik in costume as Field Marshal Count Hadik. ©National Portrait Gallery, London.

At the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Count Omar Hadik (at 361) was dressed as Field-Marshal Hadik in the Austrian Court of Maria Theresa Quadrille.[11] [12]:p. 7, Col. 6b

Henry Van der Weyde's portrait of Count Omar Hadik as Field Marshal Count Hadik in costume is photograph #20 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[13] The printing on the portrait says, "Count Omar Hadik as Field Marshal Count Hadik."[14]

Field Marshal Count Hadik is probably Count András Hadik de Futak (1710–1790), officer in the Habsburg army.[15] Count Hadik was one of two very important Hungarians during the Empress's time, the other being Franz Leopold von Násady auf Fogaras, personated at the ball by Count Siegfried Clary.[16]

The fur-lined cloak and the rows of trim on the jacket seem typical for the end of the 18th century. The lithograph portrait (left) of András Hadik, which does not seem to have a painted original anywhere but looks as if it may have been, is the frontispiece of a book published in 1825.[17]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: Austro-Hungarian

Family[edit | edit source]

Likely Relations[edit | edit source]

Count András Hadik de Futak Family[edit | edit source]

  • Count András Hadik de Futak (16 October 1710 – 12 March 1790)[18]
  • Countess Franziska Lichnowsky von Woschütz (1725-1787)[18]
    1. Countess Mária Jozefa Hadik de Futak (1750-1842)
    2. Count János (1755-1833)
    3. Count Károly József (1756-1800)
    4. András (1764–1840)[19]

  • Count János (1755-1833)
  • Countess Franziska Josepha Theresia Breunner (1763-1829)
    1. Number and sequence of children uncertain

  • Karl Joseph Hadik von Futak, Count Károly József (1756-1800)[20]
  • Countess Maria Theresia Kolowrat-Krakowsky (1756-1844)
    1. Number and sequence of children uncertain

  • András (1764–1840)
  • Maria Raszler von Gamerschwang bárónőt ()

Count Béla Hadik Mátyás Antal Family[edit | edit source]

  • Count Béla Hadik Mátyás Antal (1822-1885)
  • Countess Barkóczy Ilona (1833-1887)
    1. [Number and sequence of children uncertain]
    2. Count Endre Hadik-Barkóczy de Futak et Szala (1 November 1862 – 4 March 1931)[21]
    3. Count János Hadik de Futak (23 November 1863 – 10 December 1933)[22]
    4. Count Miksa Hadik de Futak (or Maximilian Graf Hadik von Futak) (1868–1921)[23]
    5. Sándor ()[23]
    6. Béla ()[23]

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. The newspaper accounts identify the diplomat at the Austro-Hungarian Embassy as Count Max Hadik and record his arrival in 1892 at and his departure in 1898 from the Embassy in London; no mention exists of an Omar Hadik in any newspaper report in the British Newspaper Archive (as of July 2021). Max Hadik is likely Count Miksa Hadik de Futak (or Maximilian Graf Hadik von Futak) (1868–1921), who has a very brief page in Wikipedia. The letterpress on the portrait in the album in the National Portrait Gallery identifies Count Omar Hadik as having attended the ball, and it looks like this same piece of evidence informs the record at the British Library as well. If the letterpress is wrong, then the most logical choice for the man who attended the ball is Count Max Hadik.
  2. Another likely relation: a Count Alex Hadik is listed as a passenger on the St. Louis, an American liner, that sailed from Southampton to New York on Saturday, 8 February 1896.[24]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Count Omar Hadik de Futak." "Collections Online | British Museum". Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Austro-Hungarian Colony." The Globe 19 August 1897 Thursday: 6 [of 8], Col. 3c [of 5]. British Newspaper Archive
  3. "The Crisis in Hungary." Yorkshire Herald 11 November 1892 Friday: 5 [of 8], Col. 1b [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive
  4. "Court and Personal News." The Globe 08 April 1895 Monday: 6 [of 8], Col. 4b [of 5]. British Newspaper Archive
  5. "The Marchioness of Londonderry's Dance." Morning Post 23 May 1895 Thursday: 5 [of 10], Col. 7a–b [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive
  6. "Mrs. Goschen's Dance." St James's Gazette 04 July 1896 Saturday: 13 [of 16], Col. 1b [of 2]. British Newspaper Archive
  7. "Under the Patronage." The Gentlewoman 15 May 1897 Saturday: 48 [of 72], Col. 1c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive
  8. "Girls' Gossip." Truth 10 June 1897 Thursday: 39 [of 63], Col. 1c [of 2]. British Newspaper Archive
  9. "Court Circular." "Londonderry House." Morning Post 17 July 1897 Saturday: 7 [of 12], Col. 7a–b [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive
  10. "Pall Mall Gazette Office." Pall Mall Gazette 21 January 1898 Friday: 8 [of 10], Col. 3a [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive
  11. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  12. "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive
  13. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery
  14. "Count Omar Hadik as Field Marshal Count Hadik." Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball Album. National Portrait Gallery
  15. "András Hadik". Wikipedia. 2021-12-08.ás_Hadik.
  16. MSW (2016-07-05). "Hungary in the Seven Years War". Weapons and Warfare. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  17. author, lithographer: Unknown authorUnknown (1825), Andreas Graf Hadik von Futak (Futaki Hadik András gróf; 1711–1790), Austrian-Hungarian general, retrieved 2022-01-25 {{citation}}: |last= has generic name (help).óf_Hadik_András_1825_Felső_Magyar_Országi_Minerva.png.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "András Hadik". Wikipedia. 2021-05-30.ás_Hadik.
  19. "Gróf Hadik András." Internet Archive. Wayback Machine (captured 3 March 2006 and 31 March 2012)
  20. "Karl Joseph Hadik von Futak". Wikipedia. 2020-09-20.
  21. "Endre Hadik-Barkóczy". Wikipedia. 2021-05-03.óczy.
  22. "János Hadik". Wikipedia. 2020-12-16.ános_Hadik.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 "Miksa Hadik". Wikipedia. 2021-04-14.
  24. "Westward Ho!" Southern Echo 07 February 1896 Friday: 3 [of 4], Col. 5c [of 6]. British Newspaper Archive