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Alten, Sir Charles von, Count von Alten in the Hanoverian nobility (1764–1840), army officer in the British and Hanoverian armies, is most famous for his service at the head of the famous light division of the British army during the Peninsular War. He was born on 12 October 1764 at ...

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Anders, Władysław (1892–1970), army officer and politician, was born on 11 August 1892 in Błonie, in the county of Kutno, in Russian Poland. The eldest of four sons of Catholic parents, he attended secondary school in Warsaw, and moved with the family to ...

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Barclay, William (1603–1676), army officer in the Swedish service, was born in Siggot, Scotland. Although he was the son of the laird of Siggot, his parents' identity remains unknown beyond that. He entered Swedish military service some time during the Thirty Years' War (the exact date is unclear) and earned promotion to the rank of colonel. In 1646 he was listed as the colonel and chief of a cavalry squadron from ...

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Robert Harrison

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Barnewall, Anthony (1721–1739), army officer in the Austrian service, was the sixth child and youngest son of John Barnewall, styled eleventh Baron Trimleston (1672–1746), and his wife, Mary (or Margaret; d. 1771), the daughter of Sir John Barnewall, kt, of Ballybrittan, King's county...

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Barry, Gerat (d. 1646), army officer in the Spanish service and military writer, was probably the individual of that name who embarked from Kinsale with the Spanish forces in March 1601 in the company of his father, David Fitz Garrot Barry of Rincorran...

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Bordon, John (fl. 1624–1659), army officer in the Swedish service, was born in Scotland. He was a descendant of the Scottish house of Burdon of Feddall or Pitfoddell, but his parents' identity remains uncertain. Bordon, like many Scotsmen at the time, entered Swedish military service during campaigns of the Thirty Years' War in ...

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Louis Botha (1862–1919) by Sir James Guthrie, c. 1919–21 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Botha, Louis (1862–1919), prime minister of the Union of South Africa and army officer, was born on 27 September 1862 at Honigfontein, near Greytown, Natal, the ninth child of Louis Botha (1827–1883), farmer, and his wife, Salomina Adriana Van Rooyen, both of whom had gone on the great trek as children. Until ...

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Brady, Thomas, styled Baron Brady (1752/3–1827), army officer in the Austrian service, was born in Ireland, either at Cootehill or Cavan, between October 1752 and May 1753. He entered the Austrian service as a cadet in infantry regiment 15 (Pallavicini, later Fabris) on 21 November 1769, was promoted ensign on 3 April 1774 and lieutenant on 30 November 1775, and was advanced to the rank of first lieutenant on 20 March 1784. During the War of the Bavarian Succession (1778–9) he distinguished himself at the skirmish of ...

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Browne, George von, Count von Browne in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1698–1792), army officer in the Russian service, was born in Limerick on 15 June 1698. He was apparently the illegitimate son of George Browne (d. 1729), who with his brother ...

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Browne, Maximilian Ulysses von, Jacobite third earl of Browne, and Count von Browne in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1705–1757), army officer in the imperial service, was born on 23 October 1705 at Basel, Switzerland, the only son of Ulysses Browne, ...

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See Butler, Pierce, styled third Viscount Galmoye, and Jacobite earl of Newcastle

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Butler, Walter, Count Butler in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (d. 1634), army officer in the imperial service, was probably born in Roscrea, Tipperary, the second son of Peter Butler of Roscrea, and his wife Catherine De Burgo. His father's family were distant relatives of the ...

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Byrne, Miles (1780–1862), Irish revolutionary and officer in the French army, was born on 20 March 1780 at Monaseed on the borders between co. Wexford and co. Wicklow, the son of Patrick Byrne (d. 1796), a farmer, and Mary Graham. His family were Catholic petty gentry in a region that was marked by sectarian tensions. ...

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Caldwell, Hume (1735–1762), army officer in the Austrian service, was born in Castle Caldwell, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, the third son of the eight children of Sir John Caldwell, second baronet (d. 1744), landowner, and Ann, eldest daughter of the Revd John Trench...

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Cavalier, Jean (1681–1740), army officer and leader of the Camisard rising in France, was born on 28 November 1681 at Mas Roux, Ribaute, near Anduze, Languedoc, subsequently in the département of Gard, the son of Antoine Cavalier, a small farmer, and his wife, ...

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Devereux, John (1778–1860), United Irishman and army officer in the Colombian service, was born in Taghmon, co. Wexford, Ireland, the son of William Devereux and his wife, Mary. As a young man he served in the Wexford militia and was involved in the rebellion of the ...

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Dillon, Arthur, Count Dillon in the French nobility (1750–1794), army officer in the French service, the second son of Henry Dillon, eleventh Viscount Dillon (1705–1787), also an army officer in the French service and a French count, and his wife, Lady Charlotte Lee...

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Dillon, Edouard (1750–1839), army officer and diplomatist in the French service, was born at Wrightington, Lancashire, on 20 June 1750, the second son of Robert Dillon (1710–1764), formerly a banker at Dublin, and his second wife, Marie Dicconson. His father settled in Bordeaux...

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Dillon, Théobald Hyacinthe [known as Chevalier Dillon] (1745–1792), army officer in the French service, the son of Thomas Dillon and his wife, Marie Hussey, the daughter of Edward Hussey of Donore, co. Kildare, and a distant relative of General Arthur Dillon, was born in ...