Hans Christoff von Königsmarck
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Count Hans Christoff von Königsmarck, of Tjust (4 March 1600 – 8 March 1663), son of Conrad von Königsmarck and Beatrix von Blumenthal, was a Swedish-German soldier who commanded Sweden's legendary flying column, a force which played a key role in Gustavus Adolphus' strategy.
He was born in Kötzlin, Altmark. He was appointed major general in 1640, governor general of Bremen-Verden in 1645, Privy Councilor in 1651 and field marshal in 1655. He is best known for the unsuccessful battle of Prague between 25 June and 1 November 1648 which was cut short when the Thirty Years' War ended.
- Otto Wilhelm von Königsmarck
- Conrad or Kurt Christoph von Königsmarck, whose children were:
- Beata Elisabet von Königsmarck
He died, aged 63, in Stockholm.
- (in German) de:s:ADB:Königsmarck, Hans Christoph Graf von
- Kötzlin was a component of today's Kyritz
- Kenneth Meyer Setton, Venice, Austria, and the Turks in the Seventeenth Century (1991), p. 296 note 3; Google Books.