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Borgard, Albert [Albrecht Borgaard or Borregaard] (1659–1751), artillery officer, was born at Holbæk, Jutland, on 10 November 1659 of unknown parents. He is generally referred to as Albert Borgard in English sources and Albrecht Borgaard or Borregaard in Danish. He joined the Danish army in the ...

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Dunbar, Patrick (1598–1646), army officer in the Danish service, was born at Cumnoch, Moray, the son of Patrick Dunbar of Cumnoch, justice of Moray, and his wife, Maria Weyer. Such was the parentage ascribed to him in his funeral sermon, though it has not been possible to confirm these claims from Scottish sources. In all essentials his coat of arms is the same as that belonging to the ...

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Greig, Sir Samuel (1735–1788), naval officer in the Russian service, was the son of Charles Greig, shipowner and naval officer of Inverkeithing in Fife, Scotland, and his wife, Jean, daughter of Revd Samuel Charters of Inverkeithing. Greig was born in Inverkeithing on 30 November 1735, where he attended parochial school before his family moved to ...

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Hamilton, Malcolm, Baron Hamilton in the Swedish nobility (1635–1699), army officer in the Swedish service, was born in Ireland on 18 April 1635, the eldest of four sons of Captain John Hamilton (d. 1696) and his wife, Jean or Janet Somerville of ...

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Königsmark [Coningsmark], Karl Johann, Count Königsmark in the Swedish nobility (1659–1686), army officer and accused accessory to murder, was of Swedish origin and was born at Nieuburg auf Fühnen in Germany on 15 May 1659. He was the son of General Kurt Christoph Königsmark (...

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Mountbatten, Louis Alexander, first marquess of Milford Haven [formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg] (1854–1921), naval officer, was the eldest son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and his morganatic wife, Countess Julia Theresa von Haucke. He was born Ludwig Alexander at Graz, Austria...

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Thorn, William [formerly Wilhelm] (1780–1843), army officer and cartographer, was born on 22 May 1780 in Neuwied, near Koblenz, Germany, the youngest of five sons and one daughter born to master tailor Johann Philipp Thorn (1733–1798), whose second wife, Anna Catharina Singmeister...