Montecùccoli, General Raimondo (1609–1680)

  title={Montec{\`u}ccoli, General Raimondo (1609–1680)},
  author={David Parrott},
  • David Parrott
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Raimondo Montecuccoli, Imperial field commander and one of the most influential military theorists of the seventeenth century, was born in 1609, third son of an old-established Modenese noble family. Raimondo was attracted to the prospects of military service in the armies of the Habsburg emperor, whose court was strongly influenced by transalpine culture and Italian patronage networks. The 16-year-old was taken under the wing of his older cousin, Ernesto, cavalry colonel in the newly created… CONTINUE READING

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