Count von Losinthal. His castle in the Czech town of Štěkeň is shown here.
Unusual for a noble of the day, he attended University in Prague. Typical of a noble of the day he traveled extensively as a young man. During these travels he seems to have spent considerable time with musicians, developing a talent for the lute. His talent was such that he developed a reputation as one of the finest lute players in Europe.
Despite this reputation, he published very few of his compositions during his lifetime. Likely this was because music was a hobby to him, rather than a profession.