Adolf von Schwarzenberg

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Adolf, First count of Schwarzenberg

Count Adolf von Schwarzenberg (1547[1] – July 29, 1600) was a renowned general of the Holy Roman Empire whose sword, along with that of his descendant Prince Karl Philipp, is preserved in the arsenal of Vienna. He fought in the wars of religion, but was chiefly distinguished in the wars on the Eastern frontier against the Turks. He was killed in a mutiny of the soldiers at Papa in Hungary in 1600.[2]

His only son was Adam von Schwarzenberg (1583–1641), advisor of George William, Elector of Brandenburg during the Thirty Years' War.

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  1. ^ Also reported as 1551.
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911.