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Frederic (Duke of Schomberg) Von Schomberg[1]

Male 1615 - 1690  (74 years)


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  • Name Frederic (Duke of Schomberg) Von Schomberg 
    Born 16 Dec 1615  Heidelberg, Palatinate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 1690  Battle Of The Boyne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85661  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father John (Count of Schomberg) Meinhardt,   d. Aug 1616 
    Mother Anne (of Dudley) Sutton,   d. 31 Dec 1615 
    Married Apr 1615 
    Family ID F38211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Duke of Schomberg,   d. 17 Oct 1693
     2. Meinhard (Duke of Leinster) Von Schomberg,   b. 30 Jun 1641,   d. 5 Jul 1719  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F24583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001.
      at http://www.bartleby.com/65/sc/Schomber.html
      Schomberg, Frederick Herman, 1st duke of

      (schm┤brg) (KEY) , Ger. Friedrich Hermann von Sch÷nberg, 1615X90, Germansoldier of fortune. After serving on the Protestant side in the ThirtyYears War, he entered French service in the early 1650s during theFronde. From 1659 to 1668 Schomberg commanded a French army helpingPortugal win independence from Spain. Schomberg distinguished himself inthe Third Dutch War (1672X78) and was created marshal of France and dukeby King Louis XIV. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685),Schomberg, a Protestant, left France and entered the service of theelector of Brandenburg, who made him commander in chief of the army ofBrandenburg in 1687. He assisted (1688) William III of Orange, who wasallied with Brandenburg, in the Glorious Revolution. Created (1689) dukeof Schomberg in the English peerage, he was given command of the Englishforces in Ireland. He was killed there in the battle of the Boyne.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.