Ferdinand Charles, comte d'Aspremont-Lynden

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Ferdinand Charles Gobert, comte d'Aspremont Lynden (1689–1772), was a soldier, who served in the Low countries for the Habsburgs.

Count Charles d'Aspremont Lynden (see Castle of Aspremont-Lynden) served the Dutch Republic in the War of Spanish Succession as lieutenant between 1708 and 1714. During this war, he met Prince Eugene of Savoy, and entered in his service in the Imperial Army in 1722.

He fought the French on the Rhine and Moselle between 1733 and 1734, and the Turks between 1737 and 1738. In 1741, he became Feldmarschalleutnant.

During the War of the Austrian Succession in 1743, he was Commandander-in-Chief of the Imperial and Piedmontese armies in Italy. He covered himself in glory, defeating the Franco-Spanish army in the Battle of Campo Santo. He distinguished himself again in the Battle of Velletri (1744) and Battle of Piacenza in 1746.

In 1754, he became Field Marshal, and was also member of the War Council.
In 1763, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.

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