Countess Amalie
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Oil on canvas of Princess Adelheid Amalie Gallitzin.

Credit: Courtesy of the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House, Tomb Site, and St. Michael's Basilica

Gallitzin was deeply influenced by his Catholic mother, the Countess Amalie, only daughter of the famed Prussian Field-Marshal von Schmettau. Indeed, he converted to Catholicism on August 28, 1787, the day of his mother's birth, marriage, and First Holy Communion.

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