Leopold Philip Montecuccoli

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Leopold Philip Fürst Montecuccoli (1663 – January 6, 1698) was an Austrian Field Marshal.

Leopold Philip Montecuccoli was the son of the famous Imperial Field Marshal Raimondo Montecuccoli and Maria Margareta von Dietrichstein (1637–1676), daughter of Max von Dietrichstein, Oberhofmeister of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.

As his father, Leopold Philip entered in the service of the Imperial Habsburg army. When his father died in 1680, he took over command as Colonel of his Cuirassier-Regiment and became later Field Marshal-Lieutenant. He also became captain of the Imperial Trabanten-Leibgarde, Geheimrat and Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. In 1689 his title was raised to Reichsfürst.

He married Countess Maria Antonia Colloredo. When he died in 1698 at the age of 35, Philip and Maria had no children, and his title became extinct.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernst Adalbert von Harrach (2010). Die Diarien und Tagzettel des Kardinals Ernst Adalbert von Harrach: (1598-1667) (in German). Böhlau Verlag Wien. p. 205. ISBN 978-3-205-78461-6. Retrieved 10 June 2013.