Joseph de Montclar

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This article is about the French general. For other people and places called Montclar, see Montclar (disambiguation).
Memorial for Joseph de Pons et de Guimera, baron de Montclar, in Landau in der Pfalz (Germany)

Joseph de Pons-Guimera Baron de Montclair (1625–1690),[1] French cavalry general.

Commander in chief of the Alsace, he implacably executed the orders of Louis XIV and Louvois. In 1676 the king ordered the destruction of Haguenau, which he accomplished in January 1677. The same year he destroyed many more fortresses.

In the War of the Grand Alliance he took part in the destruction of large parts of the Palatinate.


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