Adam Abraham von Gaffron und Oberstradam

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Adam Abraham von Gaffron und Oberstradam (11 October 1665 – 11 May 1738) was a member of the Silesian ancient noble family, Gaffron.

Service in the Life Guards[edit]

In 1683, von Gaffron joined the Danish Life Guards. Between 1689 and 1691, he accompanied the Hjaelpetropperne and Nederlanderne battalions to Ireland. He was wounded at the Battle of Steenkerke in 1692, and in the battle at Helsingborg in 1710. In the 1713 campaign in North Germany he proved a brave and skilful commander. In 1717 he commanded reinforcements sent to Norway. With the death of Charles XII of Sweden on November 30, 1718, he was directed to Röros to block the way for Army Corps under Lieutenant General Carl Gustaf Armfeldt on their retreat back to Sweden. In the summer of 1719 he became the Commander of the so-called "smaalenske 'Corps, which advanced into Swedish Bohuslan.

Promotions[edit]

Post-military career[edit]

Gaffron formed a good relationship with the burghers of Nyborg and was appointed to Lieutenant General[3] in 1734. In the same year he was appointed by Frederik IV King of Denmark to be Governor of the Danish Island Fyn.[4] He was awarded the Danish collar of the order of Dannebrogen in 1730.

Family Life[edit]

Gaffron married Christine Charlotte Trolle (1685–1760), daughter of the Minister of State Herluf Trolle of Snedinge. They had eight children of which two sons both became officers in the Danish service. One of his sons, Balle Marimilian, returned to Silesia after inheriting the Castle of Haltauf and Kunern from his aunt.[5]

He died in 1738 and was buried in Noble Chapel of the Vor Frue Church in Nyborg on June 23, 1738.

References[edit]

  1. ^ * Georg Brochmann, Blaker og Sørum historielag, 2004 "Skansen og Stolen"
  2. ^ C.A. Sapherson; "The Danish Army 1699-1715
  3. ^ Lars-Eric Höglund och Åke Sallnäs; "The Great Northern War 1700-1721, Uniforms and Colours
  4. ^ Archiv – Personalhist. Tidskr. 2 R 1 Pag. 269. – Pont Atl. 6 Pag. 770). "Hist. Tidsskr. 3 R 6 Pag 461- Kopibog i kirke Ark. 1738.
  5. ^ Nyborg, Denmark: Opl. Fra B.B – Prot. i Praste Ark. Fol. 143. – No 101 Fol. 243; No 145. Fol. 157 i Raadh.
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, GHda 1978, Volume IV.
  • Almanach de Gotha 1921, 1926 and 1940.
  • C.A. Sapherson; "The Danish Army 1699-1715".
  • Lars-Eric Höglund och Åke Sallnäs; "The Great Northern War 1700-1721, Uniforms and Colours",
  • Georg Brochmann, Blaker og Sørum historielag, 2004 "Skansen og Stolen"
  • Archiv – Personalhist. Tidskr. 2 R 1 Pag. 269. – Pont Atl. 6 Pag. 770). "Hist. Tidsskr. 3 R 6 Pag 461- Kopibog i kirke Ark. 1738."
  • Nyborg, Denmark: Opl. Fra B.B – Prot. i Praste Ark. Fol. 143. – No 101 Fol. 243; No 145. Fol. 157 i Raadh.

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