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Schwartz, Martinlocked

(d. 1487)
  • Ian Arthurson

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Schwartz, Martin (d. 1487), mercenary, was born in Augsburg in the Holy Roman empire. A Swiss chronicle suggests that Schwartz left the trade of shoemaker to become a mercenary, first distinguishing himself with valour in 1475 at the siege of Neuss, Rhineland, where he was knighted. As a military entrepreneur commanding 200–500 Swiss, he made a name in the wars of the ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)