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Germain, Sir John, first baronet (1650–1718), army officer and politician, was born in May 1650, probably at The Hague, the son of John Germain and his wife, Mary Moll. His father was a private officer in the Dutch army and his mother reputedly a mistress of ...

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Ginckel, Godard van Reede-, first earl of Athlone (1644–1703), army officer, was born on 4 June 1644 at Amerongen Castle, Utrecht, the Netherlands, the only son of Godard Adriaan, first Baron van Reede (1621–1691), head of an old feudal family and a leading Dutch diplomat, and his wife, ...

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Godard van Reede- Ginckel, first earl of Athlone (1644–1703) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1692 National Gallery of Ireland

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Arnold Joost van Keppel, first earl of Albemarle (1669/7070–1718) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keppel, Arnold Joost van, first earl of Albemarle (1669/70–1718), courtier and army officer, was born in 1669 or 1670, probably in Gelderland, United Provinces, and was probably baptized on 30 January 1670 at Zutphen in Gelderland, the son of Osewalt van Keppel, lord of ...

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See Ligonier, John [formerly Jean-Louis de Ligonier], Earl Ligonier

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John Ligonier, Earl Ligonier (1680–1770) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1760 Fort Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA

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Ligonier, John [formerly Jean-Louis de Ligonier], Earl Ligonier (1680–1770), army officer, was born on 17 October 1680 at Castres, near Toulouse, France, the son of Louis de Ligonier, sieur de Montcuquet (1640–1693), and his wife, Louise du Poncet (b. 1652). The ...

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Mascarene, (Jean-)Paul (1685–1760), army officer and colonial administrator, was born Jean-Paul Mascarene in October or November 1685 in Languedoc, France, the only child of Jean Mascarene and his wife, Margaret de Salavy. Shortly after the birth of his son, Jean Mascarene was imprisoned and then expelled from ...

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Henri de Massue de Ruvigny, earl of Galway, and marquess of Ruvigny in the French nobility (1648–1720) by John Simon, pubd c. 1704 (after Philip de Graves) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Massue de Ruvigny, Henri de, earl of Galway, and marquess of Ruvigny in the French nobility (1648–1720), Huguenot leader, army officer, and diplomat, was born in Paris, probably in the Faubourg St Germain, on 9 April 1648, the eldest son of five surviving children of ...

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See Nassau van Zuylestein, William Frederick [Willem Frederik] van, first earl of Rochford

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Rapin de Thoyras [Rapin], Paul de (1661–1725), army officer and historian, was born in Castres, France, on 25 March 1661, the third of the six children of Jacques Rapin, sieur de Thoyras (1613–1685), an advocate, and Jeanne Pélisson (d. 1706). He came from a protestant Savoyard family who had emigrated to ...

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Paul de Rapin de Thoyras (1661–1725) by Jacob Houbraken, 1725 (after Jan Henrik Brandon) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Romer, Wolfgang William

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Wallace, James (d. 1678), army officer, was the only son of Matthew Wallace (d. c.1641), laird of Dundonald in Ayrshire, and his wife, Agnes Somervell. In 1629 James Wallace married Jean Hay, daughter of the late John Hay of Renfield, minister at ...