Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics



  By Leopold Kudrna, with Biographical Essays by Digby Smith.



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Austrian Generals

1792-1815

D

Dall'Aglio to Duka

 

  

 D1

Dall’Aglio, Vincenz
Dall’Aglio von Frankenfels, Vincenz Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Rome (Roma), 1742
Died: 13.02.18151

Promotions
Major: 1787
Oberstleutnant: 04.04.1790
Oberst: 29.12.1793
Generalmajor: 06.09.17962
Retired: 06.03.1800
Feldmarschalleutnant (title): 03.01.1801

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Fortress Commander of Würzburg: 1800 – 03.01.1801

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 01.12.1802 (with predicate "von Frankenfels")

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 18.08.1801

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Frank 1, p.6 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.701ff. | Leitner 2, p.54ff. | MD 2, p.4 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.1f. | Schmedes, IR28, p.301 | Strobl, IR17, I, pp.109, 114f. / II, p.3 | Wurzbach 3, p.131f.

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) MilSchem, year 1815, p.517: 03.02.1815 (?)
2) Strobl, IR17, I, p.114 / II, p.3: 17.09.1796 (?)

 

 D2

Dalquen, Franz von

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Czernowitz (Černivci, Czerniowce) / Bukovina, 13.05.1810

Name Variants
also: D’Alquen

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor (title): 01.09.1807 (w.r.f. 14.01.1803)
Retired: 01.09.1807

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | WZ, 18.11.1807, 15.08.1810

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D3

D’Alton, Eduard Chevalier
D’Alton, Eduard Graf

Dates of Life
Born: Grenanstown / Ireland, 09.08.1737
Died: KIA Dünkirchen (Dunkerque) / France, 24.08.1793

Family Status
Brother of D4

Promotions
Major: 13.05.1767
Oberstleutnant: 1768
Oberst: 01.05.1773
Generalmajor: 10.04.1783 (w.r.f. 20.03.1783)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 09.10.1789

Elevation of Social Status
Graf: 25.04.1777

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°15: 1790 – 24.08.1793

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Allmayer-Beck, p.73 | Doerr, p.258 | Duffy, p.370 | Frank 1, p.18 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 1, p.63f. | Wrede 1, p.218 | Wurzbach 1, p.20f.

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D4

D’Alton, Jacob Chevalier
D’Alton, Jacob Graf

Dates of Life
Born: (Milltown / Ireland ?), 1724
Died: 1793

Family Status
Brother of D3

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 31.05.1773
Generalmajor: 26.11.1777 (w.r.f. 01.10.1777)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 14.03.1790 (w.r.f. 08.04.1789)

Elevation of Social Status
Graf: 25.04.1777

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Doerr, p.258 | MilSchem | Strobl, IR17, I, p.97 / II, p.3

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

D5

Danese, Franz

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Scardona / Dalmatia, 09.03.1844

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 27.11.1813
Retired: 16.10.1817

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D6

Daniel von Vargyas, Ludwig

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: 19.01.1810

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 05.07.1801 (w.r.f. 21.06.1801)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | WZ, 02.12.1809, 17.03.1810

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D7

Danno, Joseph von
Danno, Joseph Ritter von

Dates of Life
Born: Freiburg im Breisgau / Anterior Austria, 1742
Died: Ofen (Buda) / Hungary, 22.10.1816

Promotions
France:
[rank ?]
Into Austrian service: 31.07.1778
Major: 01.07.1792
Oberstleutnant: 04.1796
Oberst: 1799
Generalmajor: 01.09.1805 (w.r.f. 24.01.1804)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 30.03.1813

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Fortress Commander of Ofen: 06.05.1815 – 22.10.1816

Elevation of Social Status
Ritter

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 15.12.1799
Order of Leopold – KC: ~1814 / CC: 11.05.1814

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
Bavaria:
Military Order of Maximilian Joseph – CC

Printed Sources
Blasek/Rieger 1/I, pp.396 (wrong: FML 1812 / wrong: FortCdr of Ofen: 1814), 467 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.561f. | MD 2, p.6 | MilSchem | ÖBL 1, p.169 | ÖMKL 2, p.12 (wrong: MilOrder of Max Joseph – KC) | Wurzbach 3, p.161f. | WZ, 08.06.1813, 28.05.1814, 01.11.1816

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D8

D’Aspré von Hoobreuk, Konstantin Ghilain Karl Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Gent (Gand) / Austrian Netherlands, 27.12.1754 (Baptism)1
Died: WIA Deutsch Wagram / Lower Austria, 06.07.1809 à Nikolsburg (Mikulov) / Moravia, 08.07.1809

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: ~ 1794
Generalmajor: 06.02.1800 (w.r.f. 07.02.1801)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 04.05.1809

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 19.12.1790
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°18: 24.05.1809 – 08.07.1809
I.R. Chamberlain: 07.01.1808

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Biographical Essay (by Digby Smith)
Konstantin Ghilain Karl Freiherr d'Aspré von Hoobreuk was born in 1754 (17611) in Gent. In 1790, as a captain, he was distinguished in putting down the rebellion in the Austrian Netherlands. On 19 December 1790, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the MMTO. During the Campaign of 1809 he received his promotion to FML (4 May) and shortly after his appointment to Proprietor of Infantry Regiment N°18, a post that he held until his death. In this campaign, he commanded a division, which was defeated by GdD Jean-Pierre-Firmin Malher's division of Ney's VI Corps at Günzburg on 9 October. His command was scattered and he was captured. On 2 May 1809, he commanded the grenadier brigade of GdK Johann Fürst Liechtenstein's I Reserve Corps. He fought at Aspern and was mortally wounded at Aderklaa on 6 July; he died shortly afterwards.

Printed Sources
ADB 1, p.620f. (wrong: b. 1767) | Allmayer-Beck, p.78 | Amon, IR18, p.381, 391f. (wrong: Chamberlain 1807) | Guillaume, p.182f. | Hirtenfeld 1, p.336f. | MD 1, p.38 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 1, p.153ff. (wrong: b. 1767) | Pickl, p.205 (wrong: d. Padua, 1850) | Ritter, p.666ff. (wrong: b. 1767 / wrong: GM 12.1799) | Wrede 1, p.241 | Wurzbach 1, p.77 | WZ, 09.01.1808

Internet Sources
Ebert (http://www.napoleon-online.de/AU_Generale/html/aspre.html)
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: 06.04.1761 (?)

 

D9

Davidovich, Paul von
Davidovich, Paul Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: Ofen (Buda) / Hungary, 1737
Died: Komorn (Komárom) / Hungary, 18.02.1814

Name Variants
also: Davidovics, Davidović

Promotions
Major: 17.11.1771
Oberstleutnant: 09.11.1781
Oberst: 08.11.1783
Generalmajor: 16.01.1790 (w.r.f. 08.12.1789)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 04.03.17961 (w.r.f. 30.06.1795)
Feldzeugmeister: 28.05.1807

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Adlatus of the Commanding General in Slavonia and Syrmia: 1805-1806
Governor of the fortress of Komorn: 21.08.1809 – 18.02.1814

Field Service (1792-1815)
Commander of the (autonomous) Corps in the Tyrol: 09.-12.1796
Commander of the Austrian forces at the battle of Rovereto: 04.09.1796 (–)
Commander of the Austrian forces at the combats at Cembra and Calliano: 02.-07.11.1796 (+)
Commander of the Austrian forces at the battle of Rivoli: 17.11.1796 (+)
Commander of the Austrian forces at the battle of Rivoli: 22.11.1796 (–)

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 12.02.1780

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 19.05.1779
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°34: 29.09.1804 – 18.02.1814

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Biographical Essay (by Digby Smith)
Paul Freiherr Davidovich was born in 1737 in Ofen, Hungary. He entered Austrian military service on 1 February 1757, joining the Infantry Regiment N°2 "Archduke Ferdinand Carl". He fought in the Seven Years War and rose to captain. In November 1771, he was promoted to major,
in Infantery Regiment N°19. He also fought in the War of the Bavarian Succession and was distinguished on 18 January 1779 in the clash at Habelschwert, Silesia (today: Bystryca, Poland). For this action he was awarded the Military Maria Theresian Order (KC) on 19 May 1779, which brought him elevation to Baron (Freiherr) in 1780. In November 1781, Davidovich was promoted to lieutenant colonel in Infantry Regiment N°34 "Anton Esterházy". On 8 November 1783, he was again promoted, to Oberst and given command of the Peterwardeiner Grenz Infantry Regiment. He was again in action in the war against the Turks, and on 24 April 1788, he talked the Turkish commander of the fortress of Schabatz on the River Save (today: Sabac, Serbia) into capitulating. He then took command of the place.
In 1789 Davidovich was in the Austrian Netherlands helping FML Graf Baillet de Latour to put down the rebellion there. In 1790 he was promoted to major general. During the first years of the Revolutionary Wars, he fought in the Austrian Netherlands and northern France.
In 1794 he was again in the Netherlands under Sachsen-Coburg. The following year he served on the middle Rhine under GdK Graf Wurmser and fought in the successful siege of Mannheim, which fell on 22 November. On 4 March 1796, at the age of 59, he was promoted Feldmarschalleutnant and accompanied Wurmser from the upper Rhine down to Italy in June to relieve Mantua. He commanded the left column (the Corps of the Tyrol) in the advance down the Etsch (Adige) to Rivoli on 29 July. His column of two brigades (Meszaros and Mittrowsky) did not come into action before the Austrian defeat at Castiglione on 5 August. For the second attempt, Davidovich was to hold the Tyrol with 20,000 men. Wurmser was to advance down the River Brenta with 26,000 and seek combat. When the French turned on Wurmser, Davidovich was to come down the Etsch in their rear with "an appropriate force" to bring them to a battle, or at least keep them out of the Tyrol. Davidovich's corps consisted of the divisions of Reuss and Vukassovich, the Reserve at Roveredo and the brigades of Grösser and Loudon. By some mischance, Napoleon came to know the Austrian plan and mounted a pre-emptive strike at Davidovich. On 4 September Massena and Vaubois attacked Reuss and Vukassovich and drove them onto Davidovich and out of Roveredo with the loss of 3,000 men and 25 guns. On 5 September Massena entered Trient and Davidovich was pushed from behind the River Lava to Neumarkt up the Etsch. That evening he was forced to go further north to Neumarkt.
After Wurmser's defeat on 15 September 1796, at San Giorgio and La Favorita, Davidovich's command at Malborghetto, Pontafel and Tarvis numbered only 13,600 men, but four weeks later it had increased to 20,000. Alvinczy was now given command of the army and ordered to make a third attempt to relieve Mantua. His plan was that Quosdanovich's Corps of the Friaul was to take Bassano on the Brenta, while Davidovich's Corps of the Tyrol was to seize Trient on the Etsch.
Davidovich was ordered then to move to join up with Alvinczy – who was with Quosdanovich's corps – so as to unite before the critical battle. No advance by Alvinczy over the Etsch would be made until he received confirmation from Davidovich that he had cleared the enemy out of that valley.
Napoleon ordered GdD Charles-Henri Vaubois to drive the Austrians to his front further back up the Etsch; he assaulted Davidovich at San Michele on 2 November, but was beaten next day by him and pushed back south through Trient to Calliano. Here Vaubois was again attacked on 6 and 7 November and forced to retreat as far south as Rivoli. Davidovich advanced only as far south as Serravalle ala Adige and stopped there – for unknown reasons - until 16 November. At last he advanced again, and, on 16 and 17 November, threw Vaubois (who was now without Guieu's brigade) out of Rivoli. Here Vaubois lost 1,800 men and 7 guns. On 18 November the opponents were around Castelnuovo, level with the southern end of Lake Garda.
Davidovich's tardy advance to aid Alvinczy against Napoleon (despite receiving three direct orders to do so) cost the Austrians the defeat of Arcole. On 22 November he was beaten by Napoleon at Rivoli and then chased northwards up the River Etsch.
In 1805 Davidovich commanded the left wing of the army in Italy and fought at Caldiero. In the previous year, he had been appointed Proprietor of Infantry Regiment N°34.
In 1805 he was appointed Adlatus of the Commanding General of Slavonia and on 28 May 1807, he was promoted to Feldzeugmeister. In 1809 he was Commanding General of the Hungarian Insurrection on the west Bank of the Danube. He died on 18 February 1814, as governor of Komorn.

Printed Sources
ADB 47, p.627f. | Bodart, p.313, 315, 316, 317 | Borus, p.38f. | Frank 1, p.220 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.225ff. | Kisfaludy, Sándor: Freymüthige Geschichte der Insurrection des Adels von Hungary im Jahre 1809 und 1810. In: Kisfaludy, Sándor: Hátrahagyott Munkái. Ed. by Gálos Rezsö, Györ 1931, p.217 | Kreipner, IR34, pp.182, 185, 379f., 498 | MD 2, p.9 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.18 (wrong: FZM on 08.05.1807) | Wrede 1, p.360 | Wurzbach 3, p.179f. | WZ, 04.07.1807, 02.12.1809, 11.03.1814 (wrong: Obst in 1788) | Zivkovic, Generalität, p.38 | Zivkovic, Heerführer, p.128

Internet Sources
Ebert (http://www.napoleon-online.de/AU_Generale/html/davidovich.html)
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Kreipner, IR34, p.380: 06.03.1796 (?)

 

 D10

De Baut, Franz Peter Ignaz
De Baut, Franz Peter Ignaz Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Gent (Gand) / Austrian Netherlands, 22.07.1745
Died: Peterwardein (Petrovaradin, Pétervarád) / Slavonia, 17.02.1816

Name Variants
(French) François-Pierre-Ignaçe Baron de Baut

Promotions
Major: 08.1795
Oberstleutnant: 1797
Oberst: 13.09.1800
Generalmajor (title): 02.04.1807 (w.r.f. 30.03.1805)
Retired: 02.04.1807

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Fortress Commander of Peterwardein: 03.1812 – 17.02.1816

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 12.09.1802

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 18.08.1801

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Frank 1, p.61 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.668ff. | Hold, IR48, pp.24, 30 | MD 1, p.66 | MilSchem | ÖBL 1, p.172 | ÖMKL 1, p.268 | Schmedes, IR28, p.298 | Wurzbach 1, p.193 | WZ, 02.05.1812

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D11

De Best, A(da)lbert Johann

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Olmütz (Olomouc) / Moravia, 28.11.1820

Promotions
Major: 01.11.1799
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 1807
Generalmajor: 17.06.1809

Field Service (1792-1815)
Chief of the (Quartermaster) General Staff ad interim of the Army of Italy: 06.-09.1800

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | Nahlik, IR55, pp.2, 24 | Kreipner, IR34, p.378f. | WZ, 18.11.1807, 25.11.1809 | Zivkovic, Heerführer, p.109

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

  

 D12

De Brou, Philipp Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Brussels (Bruxelles) / Austrian Netherlands, 12.11.1732
Died: Vienna, 03.06.1796

Name Variants
(French) Philippe-Joseph Baron de Brou

Promotions
Major: 1775
Oberstleutnant: 1779
Oberst: 1785
Generalmajor: 11.02.1794 (w.r.f. 09.07.1791)
Retired: 1794

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.382 | Guillaume, p.119 | MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D13

Dedovich, Joseph von / Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: Mitrowitz (n.l.) / Bohemia or Syrmia, 1752
Died: Vienna, 04.12.1827

Name Variants
also: Dedović

Promotions
Major: 02.1790
Oberstleutnant: 15.05.1791
Oberst: 05.1795
Generalmajor: 02.10.1799 (w.r.f. 30.11.1799)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 01.09.1807

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Vice-President of the Military Appellate Court: 1819

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 17.10.1811

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Biographical Essay (By Digby Smith)
Joseph von Dedovich was born in 1752. As major general he commanded a brigade in Vukassovich's division in northwestern Italy in early 1800. He took no part in the siege of Genoa and did not serve at Marengo. In 1805, he again commanded an infantry brigade (division St. Julien) and fought at the victorious battle of Caldiero (29-31 October). After his promotion to Feldmarschalleutnant (1 September 1807) Dedovich was was put in command of a division, which function he hold during the whole campaign of 1809. On 2 May 1809, he commanded an independent infantry division at Ebelsberg. During the battle of Aspern (21-22 May), he commanded a division in IV Corps and, at least, he commanded a division in Bellegarde's I Corps at Wagram (4-5 July) and Znaim (10-11 July). He died on 4 December 1827 in Vienna

Printed Sources
Gatti, IngAk, p.228 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.25 | WZ, 18.11.1807, 30.11.1811

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D14

Dedovich, Martin von
Dedovich, Martin Ritter von

Dates of Life
Born: Hrtkovci / Dalmatia, 1756
Died: Peterwardein (Petrovaradin, Pétervarád) / Slavonia, 09.10.1822

Name Variants
also: Dedović

Promotions
Major: 1796
Oberstleutnant: 18001
Oberst: 1805
Generalmajor: 22.07.1809
Feldmarschalleutnant: 08.03.1814

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Fortress Commander of Komorn: ~1809-1813/14

Elevation of Social Status
Ritter: after 1789

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 21.12.1789
Order of Leopold – CC: 1814

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
Bavaria:
Military Order of Maximilian Joseph – CC

Printed Sources
Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.385 (wrong: FML in 1813) | Gatti, IngAk, p.228 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.262f. | MilSchem | MD 2, p.11 | ÖBL 1, p.174 | ÖMKL 2, p.24 | Wurzbach 3, p.197f. | WZ, 25.11.1809, 29.06.1814

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1)
Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.395: 1801 (?)

  

 D15

Degelmann, Bernhard Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Vienna, 29.10.1822

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 01.05.1797
Generalmajor (a.h.): 01.05.18021 (w.r.f. 27.04.1802)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Amon, DR9, pp.188, 200, 389 | Anonym, DR2, pp.318, 336, 347 | MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Anonym, DR2, p.357: 15.05.1803 (GM and retired) (?)

  

 D16

Degenfeld-Schonburg, Friedrich Christoph Graf von

Dates of Life
Born: Stuttgart / Württemberg, 30.09.1769
Died: Ramholz near Schlüchtern / Hessen-Kassel, 09.02.1848

Family Status
Married: 1797 Louise Charlotte Gräfin zu Erbach-Erbach (1781-1830)

Promotions
Major: 1799
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 1805
Generalmajor (title): 31.03.1814
Retired: 11.03.1819

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 18.08.1801
I.R. Chamberlain: 1802

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
Hessen-Darmstadt:
Order of Ludwig – GC
Hessen-Kassel:
Order of the Golden Lion – GC: 1832
Rußland:
Order of St. Anne 2nd cl.

Printed Sources
Hirtenfeld 1, p.651ff. | MilSchem | ÖBL 1, p.175 | ÖMKL 2, p.35f. | Pickl, p.251 | Wurzbach 3, p.203f. | WZ, 29.06.1814

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale
Theroff (http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/degenfeld.html)

 

 D17

De la Motte des Aulnois, (Johann) Karl Graf

Dates of Life
Born: Budweis (České Budějovice) / Bohemia, 13.05.1738
Died: Fünfkirchen (Pécs) / Hungary, 24.05.1813

Name Variants
(French) Jean-Charles Joly des Aulnois Comte de la Motte

Family Status
Unmarried

Promotions
Major: 01.01.1790
Oberstleutnant: 01.02.1793
Oberst: 31.03.1796
Generalmajor: 06.03.18001 (w.r.f. 11.11.1799)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)
 

Printed Sources
Amon, DR9, pp.168, 176, 188, 221, 387, 389, 391 | Leitner 2, p.60f. (wrong: d. 1812) | MilSchem (w/o date of death) | Petiot, p.270 (wrong: b. 1742) | WZ, 01.07.1813

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Amon, DR9, p.221: 05.03.1800 (?)

 

 D18

Della Posta, Peter (Freiherr ?)

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Naples (Napoli), 15.11.1796

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 15.02.1786 (w.r.f. 08.02.1786)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

  

 D19

De Ligne, Karl Franz Joseph Fürst

Dates of Life
Born: Brussels (Bruxelles) / Austrian Netherlands, 23.05.1735
Died: Vienna, 13.12.1814

Name Variants
(French) Charles-François-Joseph-Lamoral-Alexis Prince de Ligne, Prince d’Epinay et d’Amblise

Family Status
Married: 1755 Maria Franziska Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein (1739-1821)

Promotions
Major: 1757
Oberstleutnant: 1758
Oberst: 1759
Generalmajor: 23.04.1764 (w.r.f. 01.12.1759)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 01.05.1773 (w.r.f. 07.11.1767)
Feldzeugmeister: 08.09.1787 (w.r.f. 12.02.1785)
Feldmarschall: 06.09.1808

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Captain of the Trabanten Life Guard and the Hofburgwache: 13.06.1807 – 13.12.1814

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Order of the Golden Fleece: 1772
Military Maria Theresian Order – CC: 12.10.1789
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°30: 1771 – 13.12.1814
I.R. Privy Councillor
I.R. Chamberlain: 1751

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
ADB 18, p.642ff. | Englebert, N°26 | Englebert, Georges – Englebert, Martine: Charles Joseph Fürst de Ligne. Catalogue of the 277th Exhibition of the Graphic Art Collection Albertina, 18.02.-28.03.1982, Wien 1982 | Guillaume, p.381 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.253ff. | Mansel, Philipp: Der Prinz Europas. Prince Charles-Joseph de Ligne 1735-1814, Stuttgart 2006 | MilSchem | NDB 14, p.548f. | Pickl, p.315 | Thürheim, Andreas Graf: Feldmarschall Carl Joseph Fürst de Ligne / die "letzte Blume der Wallonen". Eine Lebensskizze, Wien 1877 | Wurzbach 3, p.213ff. | Wrede 1, p.331 | Wrede (6), p.66 | Ritter, p.587ff. | WZ, 04.07.1807, 21.09.1808 | Zivkovic, Generalität, pp.13, 35 | Zivkovic, Heerführer, p.44

Internet Sources
Boettger
Jewison/Steiner
Marek (http://genealogy.euweb.cz/ligne/ligne3.html)
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D20

Delmotte, Johann Ritter von

Dates of Life
Born: 10.11.1760
Died: Vienna, 17.11.1814

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 1801
Generalmajor: 23.06.1808 (w.r.f. 08.09.1805)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 27.04.1813

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Order of Leopold – KC: 07.01.1809

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Leitner 2, p.106f. (wrong: FML in 1811) | MilSchem | WZ, 09.03.1808, 09.07.1808, 11.01.1809, 11.05.1813, 08.06.1813

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D21

De Lopez, Philipp
De Lopez, Philipp Ritter

Dates of Life
Born: around 1765
Died: Graz / Styria, 28.07.1813

Promotions
Major: 1794
Oberstleutnant: 1799
Oberst: 1804
Generalmajor: 14.08.1808
Retired: 1st H. 18131

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 30.04.1802

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.395 | Gatti, IngAk, p.305 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.718 | MilSchem | Wurzbach 16, p.33f. | WZ, 03.09.1808, 16.10.1813

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.395: 1812 (?)

 

 D22

Dembovsky, Johann Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: 1773
Died: Milan (Milano) / Lombardy, 23.07.1822

Name Variants
also: Dembovszky

Promotions
France:
General of Brigade: 1810
Into Austrian service:
Generalmajor: 1815
Retired: 1815

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
France:
Order of the Légion d'Honneur – KC
Italy (France):
Order of the Iron Crown 3rd cl.

Printed Sources
MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D23

Derichs, Martin Joseph Ritter von

Dates of Life
Born: around 1751
Died: Vienna, 28.04.1807

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 03.12.1800
Generalmajor (title): 30.03.18061 (w.r.f. 26.02.1804)
Retired: 30.03.18061

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
Tuscany:
Order of St. Stephen (?) – CC: before 1796

Printed Sources
Buschek, IR23, I, pp.698, 722 | MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Buschek, IR23, I, p.722: 31.03.1806 (?)

 

 D24

Des Fours zu Mont und Athienville, Franz Maximilian Joseph Graf

Dates of Life
Born: Prag (Praha) / Bohemia, 08.08.1765
Died: Eperjes (Prešov) / Com. Saros / Hungary, 08.08.1823

Name Variants
(French) François-Joseph Comte des Fours, Seigneur de Mont et d’Athienville
also: Desfours

Family Status
Nephew of D25
Married: 1796 Marie Antonie Gräfin von Kageneck (1776-1842), div. 1817

Promotions
Major: 21.11.1800
Oberstleutnant: 1805
Oberst: 27.05.1809
Generalmajor: 02.09.1813

Order of Chivalry
Knight of the Order of St. John

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 20.10.1813
I.R. Chamberlain: 1820

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
France:
Order of the Légion d'Honneur – OC: 1819
Russia:
Order of St. Anne 1st cl.: 1813

Printed Sources
Hirtenfeld 2, p.1219f. | MilSchem | ÖBL 1, p.179 | ÖMKL 2, p.53f. | Petiot, p.145 | Pickl, p.253 | Sturm 1, p.242 | Wenke, DR1, p.276 | Wurzbach 3, p.251ff. | WZ, 16.12.1809, 09.09.1813

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Marek (http://genealogy.euweb.cz/bohemia/desfours1.html)
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D25

Des Fours zu Mont und Athienville, Franz Wenzel Clemens Joseph Graf

Dates of Life
Born: Zbehy / Com. Neutra (Nyitra) / Hungary, 10.09.17391 (?)
Died: Ödenburg (Sopron) / Hungary, 15.11.1809

Name Variants
(French) François-Venceslas-Clement-Joseph Comte des Fours, Seigneur de Mont et d’Athienville
also: Desfours

Family Status
Uncle of D24
Married (1): 1764 Antonie Gräfin Walderode-Eckhausen (1740-1776)
Married (2): 1777 Anna Barbara Széchény de Sárvár et Felsövidek (1753-1817)

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 1773
Generalmajor: 10.04.1783 (w.r.f. 06.03.1783)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | Petiot, p.143 | Pizzighelli, DR3, pp.22, 28, 34 (wrong: GM in 1784)

Internet Sources
Marek (http://genealogy.euweb.cz/bohemia/desfours1.html)
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: 1731 (?) / Marek also: Jeseney (Jesenný) / Bohemia, 01.02.1737 (?)

  

 D26

Desnoyers de Brechainville, Ludwig Joseph
Desnoyers de Brechainville, Ludwig Joseph Graf

Dates of Life
Born: Bréchainville / Lorraine, 18.03.1732
Died: Prag (Praha) / Bohemia, 10.02.1799

Name Variants
(French) Louis-Joseph Desnoyers Comte de Brechainville

Family Status
Married: 1763 Maria Teresa Capece, Marchesa di Rofrano, the widowed Gräfin Kinsky (1715-1778)

Promotions
Major: 1761
Oberstleutnant: 1765
Oberst: 1768
Generalmajor: 01.05.1773 (w.r.f. 06.02.1770)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 15.04.1784 (w.r.f. 05.05.1784)

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Commanding General ad interim in Bohemia: 02.1790 – 12.1791

Elevation of Social Status
Graf: 1762

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°25: 1783 – 10.02.1799
I.R. Privy Councillor

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MD 1, p.122 | Megerle, p.279 (wrong: b. 1722) | MilSchem | ÖMKL 1, p.494 | Petiot, p.149 | Sturm 1, p.139 (wrong: b. in Nancy) | Wrede 1, p.292 | Wurzbach 2, p.126f.

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D27

De Vaux, Peter Christian Domitian

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Kremsier (Kromĕříž) / Moravia, 10.02.1823

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 02.04.1809 (24.05.1809 ?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Hoen, 1809/IV, p.802, FN 1 | MilSchem | WZ, 25.11.1809

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D28

De Vaux, Thierry
De Vaux, Thierry Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Petit-Failly / Lorraine, 04.06.1748
Died: Vienna, 04.04.1820

Name Variants
(French) Thierry Baron de Vaux
also: Devaux

Family Status
Married: 1798 Thérèse Verbeck du Château

Promotions
Major: 08.05.1789
Oberstleutnant: 15.08.1793
Oberst: 15.05.17961
Generalmajor: 18002 (w.r.f. 28.11.1799)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 02.05.18073
Feldzeugmeister: 04.09.18134

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Vice-Director-General of Engineers: 20.02.1809 – 04.04.1820

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 15.10.1792

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 21.12.1789 / CC: 18.08.1801
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°45: 31.12.1806 – 01.1810 (disbanded)
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°25: 01.1810 – 04.04.1820
I.R. Privy Councillor: 28.06.1817

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Dragoni, IR45, p.224f. | Frank 5, p.149 | Guillaume, p.120 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.578ff. | MD 5, p.146 | MilSchem | ÖBL 1, p.182 | ÖMKL 2, p.66ff. | ÖMZ, year 1822, vol.3, p.227ff.: Lebensbeschreibung des k.k. östreichischen Feldzeugmeisters Thiery Freiherrn De Vaux (= Ritter, p.413ff.) | Petiot, p.497f. | Ritter, p.413ff. (= ÖMZ, year 1822, vol.3, p.227ff.) | Wrede 1, p.292 | Wrede 2, p.246 | Wurzbach 3, p.268ff. | WZ, 28.09.1813 | Zivkovic, Generalität, p.39

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Petiot: 13.03.1796 (?)
2) Petiot: 18.11.1799 (?)
3) Schmidt-Brentano: 04.1807 (?)
4) Petiot / ÖMZ: 06.09.1813 (?)

 

 D29

Devchich, Johann von

Dates of Life
Born: around 1740
Died: Hermannstadt (Sibiu, Nagyszeben) / Transylvania, 13.01.18081

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 01.09.1805 (w.r.f. 21.03.1805)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | WZ, 20.02.1808

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: 10.01.1808 (?)

 

 D30

De Ver(r)e, Wilhelm

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Prag (Praha) / Bohemia, 09.04.1802

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 06.11.1778
Generalmajor: 10.11.1788 (w.r.f. 03.11.1788)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Amon, IR47, p.283 | MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D31

De Ville de Canon, Karl Gabriel Marquis

Dates of Life
Born: Nancy / Lorraine, 17051
Died: Reschütz (n.l.) / Moravia, 29.02.1792

Name Variants
(French) Charles-Joseph-Gabriel Marquis de Ville de Canon
wrong: Canon de Ville

Family Status
Married: 1741 [N.] Gräfin Heissler von Heitersheim

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 14.01.1744
Generalmajor: 17.08.1751
Feldmarschalleutnant: 09.12.17572
General der Kavallerie: 08.07.17583

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 04.12.1758
Colonel-Proprietor of the Cuirassier Regiment "Vacant Gelhay": 14.03.1759 – 1767 (disbanded)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
ADB 39, p.707f. (wrong: Oberst in 1742) | Hirtenfeld 1, p.75f. | MilSchem | Petiot, p.104f. | Wurzbach 3, p.272f. | ÖMKL 2, p.70 | Zivkovic, Generalität, p.31 | Zivkovic, Heerführer, p.125

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: also 30.12.1714 (?)
2) Petiot: 08.12.1757 (?)
3) Zivkovic, Generalität: 05.07.1758 (?)

 

 D32

De Vins, Joseph Nikolaus Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Mantua / Lombardy, 1732
Died: Vienna1, 26.09.1798

Promotions
Major: 08.09.1757
Oberstleutnant: 16.07.1760
Oberst: 13.10.1761
Generalmajor: 01.05.1773 (w.r.f. 28.04.1765)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 03.04.1783 (w.r.f. 31.03.1783)
Feldzeugmeister: 10.11.1788 (w.r.f. 28.10.1788)

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Commanding General in the Banal-Warasdin Military Border: 04.1783 – 08.1786
Commanding General in the Banal-Warasdin-Karlstadt Military Border: 23.08.1786 – 04.1790
Commanding General in the Karlstadt-Warasdin Military Border: 05.1790 – 12.1791
Inspector-General of the Military Border: 21.12.1791 – 26.09.1798

Field Service (1787-1815)
Commander of the (autonomous) Corps in Croatia: 10.1787 – 04.1788 / 07.-08.1788 / 11.1788 – 05.1789 / 04.-10.1790
Commander of the Army of Italy: 12.1792 – 08.1794 / 03.1795 – 22.11.1795
Commander of the allied forces at the battle of Loano: 23./24.11.1795 (–)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 04.12.1758 / GC: 19.12.1790
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°37: 07.02.1784 – 26.09.1798
I.R. Privy Councillor

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
ADB 39, p.760f. | Bodart, p.306 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.287ff. (wrong: InspGen of the Military Border in 1797) | MD 2, p.18 | Megerle, p.284 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.70 (wrong: b. 1733 / wrong: FML on 31.05.1783) | Rothenberg, Military Border, p.63, note 10 (= Rothenberg, Militärgrenze, p.264, note 10); p.83, note 18 (= Rothenberg, Militärgrenze, p.267, note 18); p.87 (= Rothenberg, Militärgrenze, p.147) | Wrede 1, p.384 | Wrede (6), p.30 | Wurzbach 3, p.273f. | Zivkovic, Heerführer, pp.14, 65-67, 126

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Rothenberg, Military Border, p.87 (= Rothenberg, Militärgrenze, p.147): "... and died, in August, 1798, in the Szluin Regiment ... " (?)

 

 D33

Diemar, Karl Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Vienna, 19.02.1824

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 26.07.1813

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | WZ, 31.07.1813, 14.10.1813

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D34

Dienersperg, Peter von
Dienersperg, Peter Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: Cilli (Celje) / Styria, 24.03.1746
Died: Preßburg (Pozsony, Bratislava) / Hungary, 21.07.1819

Promotions
Major: 28.05.1794
Oberstleutnant: 03.1796
Oberst: 15.05.1797
Generalmajor: 29.10.1800 (w.r.f. 06.12.1800)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 18.02.1809
Retired: 10.12.1809

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr (by elevation of a family member): 05.07.1766

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Frank 1, p.229 | Leitner 2, p.80 | MD 2, p.20 | MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.74 | Wurzbach 3, p.285f.

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D35

Diesbach, Philipp Joseph Heinrich Graf von

Dates of Life
Born: 1742
Died: Brünn (Brno) / Moravia, 16.12.18051

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant: 19.09.1778
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 16.01.1790 (w.r.f. 11.12.1789)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Amon, IR20, pp.206f., 213 | MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: 17.12.1805 (?)

 

 D36

Dieskau, Friedrich Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: 02.01.1792

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 13.09.1789 (w.r.f. 23.08.1789)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | Strobl, IR17, II, p.3

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D37

Diet(t)mann, Franz von

Dates of Life
Born: around 1735
Died: Vienna, 22.07.1810

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 10.1793 (w.r.f. 05.10.1791)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 21.11.1800 (w.r.f. 27.11.1800)
Retired: 02.1801

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | WZ, 15.08.1810

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D38

Dietrich, Franz Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: Hermannstadt (Sibiu, Nagyszeben) / Transylvania, 1741
Died: Verona / Venetia, 23.12.17981

Promotions
Major: 28.03.1785
Oberstleutnant: 02.06.1789
Oberst: 28.05.1794
Generalmajor: (01.03.)1797 (w.r.f. 29.03.1797)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.81f.

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: 22.12.1798 (?)

 

 D39

Dietrich von Adelsfels, Leopold Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Troppau (Opava) / Austrian Silesia, 24.12.1829

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: (02.)1797
Generalmajor: 06.09.[03.?]1800 (w.r.f. 06.04.1800)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Amon, IR20, p.245 | May, IR35, p.123 | MilSchem | Nekrolog 1829, N°1442 (p.980)

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

  

 D40

Dietrichstein-Proskau-Leslie, Franz Seraph Joseph Johann Fürst von

Dates of Life
Born: Vienna, 28.04.17671
Died: Vienna, 08.07.1854

Family Status
Married: 1797 Alexandra Andrejevna Gräfin Šuvalova (1775-1845)

Promotions
Major: 24.09.1789
Oberstleutnant: 16.01.1790
Oberst: 15.05.1794
Generalmajor: 28.12.1796
Quit: 1801

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Grand Master of the Household to Duke Francis of Modena

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 19.08.1793
I.R. Privy Councillor: 1809
I.R. Chamberlain: 1790

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.396 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.387f. | MilSchem (w/o date of death) | NDB 3, p.701f. | ÖBL 1, p.185 | ÖMKL 2, p.82f. | Pickl, p.251 | Wurzbach 3, p.300ff.

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Marek (http://genealogy.euweb.cz/dietrich/dietrich6.html)
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale
Theroff (http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/mensdorff.html)

Notes
1) Marek: 29.04.1767 (?)

 

 D41

Dimich von Papilla, Paul
Dimich von Papilla, Paul Freiherr

Dates of Life
Born: Arad / Hungary, 1722
Died: Temesvár / Com. Temes / Hungary, 28.08.1802

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant: 1758
Oberst: 1773
Generalmajor: 10.04.1783 (w.r.f. 08.02.1783)
Retired: 1790

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 23.03.1765

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 30.04.1762

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
Frank 1, p.233 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.153ff. | MD 2, p.22 | Milleker, p.94 | MilSchem | Wurzbach 3, p.306f.

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D42

Divéky von Divék, Anton

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Papolcz / Com. Harmoszek / Transylvania, 25.02.1827

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor (title): 31.10.1813
Retired: 31.10.1813

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D43

Döller de Sor, Johann

Dates of Life
Born: Gran (Esztergom) / Hungary, 1741
Died: Preßburg (Pozsony, Bratislava) / Hungary, 08.05.1810

Promotions
Major: 08.03.1796
Oberstleutnant: 01.01.1790
Oberst: 01.12.1793
Generalmajor: 17.03.1797 (w.r.f. 08.05.1797)
Retired: 04.1801
Feldmarschalleutnant: 06.12.1801 (w.r.f. 02.12.1801)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
Sardinia-Piedmont:
Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus – KC: 1793

Printed Sources
MilSchem | ÖMKL 2, p.93f. | WZ, 15.08.1810

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D44

Dolmaire de Provenchères, (Simon) Karl Edler

Dates of Life
Born: Saint Epvre / Lorraine / France, 12.02.1762
Died: Vienna, 26.08.1837

Name Variants
(French) Simon-Charles-Joseph de Dolmaire de Provèncheres
wrong: Dolmayer, Dollmeyer

Family Status
Married: 1809 [N.] Eiselberg

Promotions
Major: 1799
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 1802
Generalmajor: 1806 (w.r.f. 24.04.1805)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 25.09.1809
Retired: 1813

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
I.R. Chamberlain: 1817

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | Petiot, p.153

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D45

Dráskóczy de Dráskócz et Dolina, Samuel

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: 14.(18.?)03.1801

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 13.09.1789 (w.r.f. 29.08.1789)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D46

Drechsel auf Weinschlitz, Anton Johann Friedrich Freiherr von

Dates of Life
Born: Königgrätz (Hradec Králové) / Bohemia, 01.11.1752
Died: Vienna, 29.04.18171

Promotions
Major: 08.06.1799
Oberstleutnant: 26.03.1800
Oberst: 01.09.1805
Generalmajor: 26.04.1809
Feldmarschalleutnant: 27.02.1814
Retired: 1814

Field Service (1792-1815)
Commander of the Austrian forces during the siege of Belfort: 24.12.1813 – 12.04.1814 (+)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 18.08.1801
I.R. Chamberlain: 1815

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)

Printed Sources
Bodart, p.481 | Hirtenfeld 1, p.596ff. | MilSchem | Wurzbach 3, p.380f. | ÖBL 1, p.199 | ÖMKL 2, p.108ff. | Pickl, p.252 | Sturm 1, p.278 (wrong: b. 1751) | WZ, 29.06.1814, 14.05.1815

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

Notes
1) Schmidt-Brentano: 28.04.1817 (?)

 

 D47

Du Hamel de Querlonde, (Ludwig) Benedikt

Dates of Life
Born: Toul / Lorraine, 11.04.1721
Died: Vienna, 18.02.1808

Name Variants
(French) Benoît-Claude du Hamel de Querlonde

Family Status
Married: 1745 Élisabeth Despinette

Promotions
France:
[rank ?]
Into Austrian service: 27.02.1768
Oberstleutnant: 1768
Oberst: 1770
Generalmajor: 26.11.1777 (w.r.f. 25.11.1770 ?)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 03.02.1790 (w.r.f. 05.04.1789)
Retired: 1791 (1801 ?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Decoration of the Elisabeth Theresian Military Foundation: 09.07.1785

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
France:
Military Order of St. Louis – KC: 1760

Printed Sources
Auer, N°65 | Blasek/Rieger 1/I, p.378 (infos incorrect) | MilSchem | Petiot, p.159f. | Regele, p.25 | Wrede (6), p.41 | WZ, 09.03.1808

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

 

 D48

Duka, Georg von

Dates of Life
Born: 17??
Died: Petrinja / Croatia, 05.08.1808

Name Variants
also: Ducca

Promotions
Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst:
Generalmajor: 01.09.1805 (w.r.f. 08.01.1803)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
– (?)

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
– (?)

Printed Sources
MilSchem | WZ, 03.09.1808

Internet Sources
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale

  

 D49

Duka von Kadár, Peter
Duka von Kadár, Peter Freiherr


Dates of Life
Born: Esseg (Eszék, Osjek) / Slavonia, 1756
Died: Vienna, 29.12.1822

Promotions
Major: 01.12.1789
Oberstleutnant: 01.05.1794
Oberst: 24.02.1796
Generalmajor: 14.05.1800 (w.r.f. 31.05.1798)
Feldmarschalleutnant: 03.01.1801 (w.r.f. 14.01.1801)
Feldzeugmeister: 02.09.1813

Posts and Offices (Army, Politics, Court)
Fortress Commander of Temesvár: 05.05.1800 – 1801
Chief of the (Quartermaster) General Staff: 03.1801 – 04.1805
Commanding General in the Banat: 24.04.1805 – 29.12.1822
Member of the State and Conference Council in Vienna: 1815 – 29.12.1822

Field Service (1792-1815)
Chief of the (Quartermaster) General Staff of the Army of the Upper Rhine: 08.1795 – 06.1796
Chief of the (Quartermaster) General Staff of the Army of Germany: 12.1800 – 03.1801
Chief of the (Quartermaster) General Staff of the Army of Italy: 06.-09.1796

Elevation of Social Status
Freiherr: 1815

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Austria)
Military Maria Theresian Order – KC: 07.07.1794
Order of Leopold – GC: 10.1813
Military Honor Cross 1813/14 (Army Cross 1813/14): ~ 1814
Colonel-Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°39: 07.10.1803 – 29.12.1822
I.R. Privy Councillor: 1815

Orders, Awards, Honorary Appointments (Foreign Countries)
Bavaria:
Military Order of Maximilian Joseph – GC
France:
Military Order of St. Louis – GC: 1816
Naples-Sicily:
Order of St. Januarius: 1819
Prussia:
Order of the Red Eagle 1st cl.
Russia:
Order of St. Alexander Nevskij: 08./09.1813
Order of St. Anne 1st cl.

Biographical Essay (by Digby Smith)
Peter Duka von Kadar entered a Grenz Infantry Regiment as an officer cadet in 1776; two years later, he was transferred to the General Staff Corps as a lieutenant. The high quality of his work saw him promoted to captain in 1787 and to major in 1798. In 1793, he was posted to the staff of FM Friedrich Josias Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld in the Austrian Netherlands. He was distinguished in the battle of Famars on 23 May 1793 and at Wattignies on 15-16 October of that year, which brought him the Military Maria Theresian Order (KC) on 7 July 1794 and promotion to Oberstleutnant. During 1794, he took part in many actions including the sieges of Landrecies in April and Charleroi. In 1795 Duka was appointed Generalquartiermeister (Chief of Staff) to GdK Graf Wurmser's Army of the Upper Rhine. His good staff work led to the fall of Mannheim, which was held by Pichegru's Armée de la Rhin-et-la Moselle on 22 November of that year. In February 1796, Duka was promoted to Oberst. He accompanied Wurmser down into Italy; his plans for the relief of Mantua were nullified by Napoleon's victory at Castiglione on 5 August 1796.
In 1799 he served with the army in Swabia and fought at Ostrach (21 March), Stockach (25 March) and Zürich on 4 June. Within one year Duka received promotions to Generalmajor (1800) and Feldmarschalleutnant (1801). In 1803 he was appointed Proprietor of the Infantry Regiment N°39. On 2 September 1813 he was promoted to FZM. During the campaign of 1813 Duka was promoted to Feldzeugmeister and acted as military advisor to Emperor Francis I. He died on 29 December 1822 in Vienna.

Printed Sources
ADB 5, p.455 | Böhm 1, pp.414, 415 | Borus, p.39f. | Hirtenfeld 1, p.420ff. | MD 2, p.36 | MilSchem | ÖBL 1, p.203 | ÖMKL 2, p.143 | Preyer, p.115 | Regele, p.30 | Wrede 1, p.394 | Wrede (6), p.41 | Wurzbach 3, p.389f. | WZ, 09.09.1813, 18.09.1813, 27.10.1813, 19.02.1814, 12.09.1816 | Zivkovic, Generalität, p.39 | Zivkovic, Heerführer, p.69, 108, 109

Internet Sources
Jewison/Steiner
Schmidt-Brentano, Generale
Ebert (http://www.napoleon-online.de/AU_Generale/html/duka.html)

 


Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2008

 

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