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  1. Prince Carl (Karl) of Solms-Braunfels (27 July 1812 – 13 November 1875), was a German prince and military officer in both the Austrian army and in the cavalry of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. As Commissioner General of the Adelsverein, he spearheaded the establishment of colonies of German immigrants in Texas.

  2. 19/03/2019 · friedrich wilhelm carl ludwig georg alfred alexander, prince of solms, lord of braunfels, grafenstein, münzenberg, wildenfels, and sonnenwalde, the first commissioner-general of the adelsverein and imperial field marshal, was born at neustrelitz on july 27, 1812, the youngest son of prince friedrich wilhelm of solms-braunfels and princess …

  3. Born July 12, 1812 Carl was the youngest of eight children of the marriage of Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels with Princess Friederike of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Neustrelitz. By the early death of his father, he lived with his family in Braunfels.

  4. El Príncipe Carlos de Solms-Braunfels (27 de julio de 1812 - 13 de noviembre de 1875) fue un príncipe y oficial militar alemán en el ejército austríaco y en la caballería del Gran Ducado de Hesse. Como Comisario General del Adelsverein, encabezó la fundación de colonias de inmigrantes alemanes en Texas.

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    Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Ludwig Georg Alfred Alexander of Solms-Braunfels was born in Neustrelitz. He was one of the thirteen children born to Princess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz during the course of three marriages, his father being her second husband, Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Solms-Braunfels. Although he was the landless, younger s...

    It was during his service with the cavalry that Carl read books about Texas and became interested in joining the Adelsverein, zealously campaigning for its success. Prince Solms was the motivating force, as the 1844 Commissioner General of the Adelsverein, for the first colony of German emigrants to Texas. He arrived on Texas soil in July 1844, mak...

    After returning to Germany, he left the Austrian army and became a colonel in the cavalry of the Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1846. He was able to rejoin the Austrian army in 1850, becoming a brigadier in 1859 with command of dragoons on Lake Constance. He took part in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. He retired as a Feldmarschallleutnants (Lieutenant Gene...

  5. Prince Carl (Karl) of Solms-Braunfels (July 27, 1812 – November 13, 1875), was a German prince and military officer in both the Austrian army and in the cavalry of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. As Commissioner General of the Adelsverein, he spearheaded the establishment of colonies of German immigrants in Texas.

  6. Prince Carl (Karl) of Solms-Braunfels (27 July 1812 – 13 November 1875), was a German prince and military officer in both the Austrian army and in the cavalry of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. As Commissioner General of the Adelsverein, he spearheaded the establishment of colonies of German immigrants in Texas. Prince Solms named New Braunfels, Texas in honor of his homeland.