Maximilian Karl Albrecht
Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
He was the first prince of the House of Löwenstein (*1656, +1718).
On 3 April 1711 he was elevated to the status of a prince by Emperor Joseph I. He was granted principality for all his legitimate descendants by the emperor's brother and successor, Emperor Karl VI., on 8 January 1712.
Maximilian Karl, who entered the emperor's service at an early age, was an acting imperial advisor since 1684 and was named privy councilor of the empire in 1699. After Prince Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria was forced into exile in 1704, Count Maximilian Karl of Löwenstein became the imperial administrator of Bavaria and, in his new rank as a prince, assumed the honorable position of a principle commissioner, the permanent representative of the emperor in the imperial diet from 1712 on.