Franz Seraph of Orsini-Rosenberg

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Prince Franz Seraph of Orsini-Rosenberg
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Prince Franz Seraph of Orsini-Rosenberg
Born (1761-10-18)18 October 1761
Graz, Austria
Died 4 August 1832(1832-08-04) (aged 70)
Vienna, Austria
Allegiance Austrian Empire Austrian Empire
Service/branch Cavalry
Years of service 1780 – 1830
Rank General of Cavalry
Relations Blason fam it Orsini.svg House of Orsini-Rosenberg
Other work
  • Inhaber Chevauxleger Regt. # 6
  • Privy Councillor, 1813

Prince Franz Seraph of Orsini-Rosenberg (18 October 1761 – 4 August 1832) joined the army of Habsburg Austria and fought against the Ottoman Turks, winning a prestigious award for bravery. In the 1790s, he served in the wars against the First French Republic and received promotion to general officer. During the Napoleonic Wars he led a division in 1805 and an army corps in 1809. He became a member of the Hofkriegsrat (Aulic Council) in 1811. He was the Proprietor (Inhaber) of an Austrian light cavalry regiment from 1801 until his death.[1]


At the Battle of Wagram, Rosenberg commanded the IV Armeekorps on the left flank.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Smith-Kudrna, Orsini und Rosenberg
  2. ^ Bowden & Tarbox, p 130-131


Printed materials[edit]

  • Bowden, Scotty & Tarbox, Charlie. Armies on the Danube 1809. Arlington, Texas: Empire Games Press, 1980.
  • Smith, Digby. The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill, 1998. ISBN 1-85367-276-9

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