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Ligne, Karl Joseph, Prince de, 1735-1814



  • Existence: 1735 - 1814

Charles-Joseph Lamoral, 7th Prince de Ligne was a Field Marshal, inhaber of an infantry regiment, prolific writer, intellectual, member of the princely family of Ligne, and Habsburg Austrian subject. He fought as a field officer during several famous battles during the Seven Years' War and briefly returned to military duty in the War of the Bavarian Succession. He performed an important diplomatic mission to Catherine the Great in 1787 and led troops against the Ottoman Empire at Belgrade in 1789.

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Karl Joseph Ligne letter

Mss 768470.1
Identifier: Mss 768470.1
Scope and Contents Joking letter about a snail, and other fanciful ideas written by Karl Joseph, Prince de Ligne in Brussels [Belgium].