Béat Fidèle Antoine Jean Dominique de La Tour-Châtillon de Zurlauben

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Lieutenant General
Béat Fidèle Antoine Jean Dominique de La Tour-Châtillon de Zurlauben
Beat Fidel Anton Johann Dominik Zurlauben aus Zug.jpg
Born (1720-08-04)August 4, 1720
Zug, Switzerland
Died March 13, 1799(1799-03-13) (aged 78)
Zug
Allegiance France
Years of service 1742-1780
Commands held Commander's Cross of Saint-Louis
Battles/wars Battle of Fontenoy
Other work Military historian

Béat Fidèle Antoine Jean Dominique de La Tour-Châtillon de Zurlauben (1720–1799) was a distinguished soldier in the French army and Swiss historian.

Biography[edit]

Béat studied at the Collège des Quatre-Nations, and after completing his studies joined his uncle, General Francois Placide Beatus de la Tour-Chatillon Zurlauben, in his regiment as part of the French army. He served well, and was eventually promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

When he left the army he retired to his country house near Zug, where he proceeded to work on a military history of Switzerland.