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Zákupy Town (District Ceská Lípa) was called in German "Reichstadt",
although it was no Imperial Free City at all (in this case Reich
means "rich). Local State owned Chateau was build in the Year 1518 instead
burned-out fort by Zdislav Berka (of Dubá - his arms is the escutcheon
in Town Arms). Julius Francis Duke von Sachsen - Lauenburg let in Year
1683 the chateau rebuild to Baroque style...In Year 1818 was the Chateau
made center of "Dukedom Reichstadt", which was asigned for Napoleon's
Son known as "Aiglon" (Napoleon Francois Charles Josef, King of Rome, Imperial
Imperial, duke of Reichstadt - for his Arms see this
webpage). After Year 1848 was the Chateau Sommer Residence of
Ex-Emperor Ferdinand I., for him was also reconstructed and decorated with
paintings of J. Navrátil, .etc.
7th - 9th of July 1900 there was a secret wedding in Chateau Chapel. Austrian Crown Prince.Archiduke Franz Ferdinand d'Este married (a Czech) Countess Sofia Chotek von Wognjn (Žofie Chotková z Wognjna, in modern Czech " z Vojnína")...
Source: this webpage.
Aleš Křížan, 21 May 2002