Baron Kurd von Hardt (1889-1958)
5 May 1888
Title bestowed on Richard Hardt, grandfather of Kurd, descendant of a dynasty of textile producers. The family receives the barony of Wonsowo, named after its estate in East Prussia (present-day Poland).
7 December 1889
Birth of Kurd von Hardt in Cassel (Germany), son of Friedrich Wilhelm and Anna Elisabeth, née Mumm von Schwarzenstein, from Frankfurt, 5th child of the couple, who will have 6.
Travels in South America
Hospitalised in a clinic in Davos to treat his tuberculosis.
German diplomatic service. His tuberculosis recurs.
Settles in Tuscany (Italy) and Ticino (Switzerland). First plans about the creation of a foundation supporting artists.
Resides in Ticino.
Rents the Chandoleine, des Gouttes estate, in Vandœuvres.
Creates the Hardt Foundation.
Purchases the Chandoleine.
Death of Baron. By special authorisation, he is buried in the park of the Foundation.