Karl Joseph Hadik von Futak

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Karl Joseph Hadik von Futak
Karoly Jozsef Hadik.jpg
Portrait of Károly József Hadik de Futak around 1796.
Born (1756-10-28)28 October 1756
Lőcse, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 24 July 1800(1800-07-24) (aged 43)
Alessandria, Italy
Allegiance Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Habsburg Monarchy
Service/branch Cavalry
Years of service 1766-1800
Rank Feldmarschallleutnant
Battles/wars War of the Bavarian Succession,
Austro-Turkish War (1787–1791),
French Revolutionary Wars
Awards Military Order of Maria Theresa (Commander's Cross)
Relations Son of András Hadik

Karl Joseph Graf Hadik von Futak (28 October 1756 in Lőcse – 24 July 1800 in Alessandria) was an Austrian cavalry soldier and commander of Hungarian origin during the War of the Bavarian Succession, Austro-Turkish War (1787–1791), and French Revolutionary Wars. He was mortally wounded at Marengo, where he commanded the center column.


  • Article in Constantin von Wurzbach: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, Bd. 7, S. 170f., Wien 1861.
  • David Hollins, Marengo 1800: Napoleon’s Day of Fate. Oxford 2000
  • Digby Smith, Charge: Great Cavalry Charges of Napoleonic Wars. London 2003