František Kinský was born on December 27, 1947 in Hradec Králové as Maria František Emanuel Jan Sylvester Alfons, Count Kinsky of Vchynice and Tetov. He is a descendant of the Kostelec branch of this aristocratic family and the eldest son of Count Josef Kinsky of Vchynice and Tetov and Bernadetta Kinsky (née Merveldt). František is a family property administrator and active entrepreneur. He is the owner of the Forest Management and Administration of Kinsky Castles; Písník Kinsky that mines sand on the family-owned land; and also a co-owner of Cihelna Kinsky, a member of the Austrian Wienerberger group. He continues to invest the means earned from his businesses in further aggrandizement of the New Castle (Nový zámek, Kostelec nad Orlicí).