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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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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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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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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 ...

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Dormer, John (1730–1796), army officer in the Austrian service, was born on 18 February 1730 at Grove Park, Warwickshire, the second son of John, seventh Baron Dormer (1691–1785), of Grove Park, and Mary (d. 1739), daughter of Sir Cecil Bishopp of Parkham, Sussex...

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Douglas, Lord James (c. 1617–1645), army officer in the French service, was the third son of William Douglas, first marquess of Douglas and eleventh earl of Angus (1589–1660), and his first wife, Margaret Hamilton (1584/5–1623), daughter of Claud Hamilton, first Lord Paisley. He was born during a three-year period when his father was travelling in ...

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James Fitzjames, duke of Berwick upon Tweed (1670–1734) by unknown engraver Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Fitzjames, James, duke of Berwick upon Tweed (1670–1734), army officer in the French service, was born on 21 August 1670 at Moulins in the Bourbonnais, France, the natural son of James, duke of York, later James II and VII (1633–1701), and Arabella Churchill (1649–1730)...

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Flinter, George Dawson (d. 1838), army officer in the Spanish service, by birth an Irishman, entered the British army in 1811 as an ensign in the 7th West India regiment, and was promoted lieutenant on 22 July 1813. He went with his regiment to ...

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Forbes, John, of Skellater [John Forbes-Skellater] (1732x4–1808), army officer in the French and Portuguese services, was the second son of George Forbes of Skellater (d. 1767) and Christian (d. 1784), daughter of the Jacobite general John Gordon of Glenbucket. The Forbeses...

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Hand, Rupert (d. in or after 1846), army officer in the Colombian service and teacher in Venezuela, was born in Dublin into a Catholic family. Nothing is known about his life until 1818, when he joined the British legion of mercenaries who fought for the independence of ...