Sigmund, Imperial Count, of Haimhausen

Sigmund, Imperial Count, of Haimhausen

was appointed by Elector Max III in 1751. Joseph the Count of Haimhausen as colonel mint master and chief commissioner of the mountain scapes. Jointly responsible for the founding of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Haimhausen, ist president, later became an important promoter of early industry in Bavaria. His work was of existential importance for the porcelain manufactory: Elector Max III Joseph stopped providing financial support after years of unsuccessful attempts to produce high-quality porcelain . Between 1751 and 1755, Count Haimhausen invested almost 10,000 guilders out of his own pocket. Only through his personal commitment and the hiring of the arcanist Joseph Jakob Ringler in 1753 could the manufacture of real porcelain succeed one year later. Until 1793 she was subordinate to him.

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