The elevation of Count Leopold Matthias von Lamberg to the rank of prince, patent granted 1 November 1707

Lamberg’s elevation to the rank of prince is an example of elevation to a higher rank as an act of imperial graciousness: a member of the nobility from the Austrian patrimonial lands, Leopold Matthias von Lamberg was a close confidant of Emperor Joseph I. The letters patent are open at the Lamberg coat of arms.