Ernst von mansfeld thirty years war

A mercenary and a leader of mercenaries, Mansfeld often interrupted his campaigns by journeys made for the purpose of raising money, or in other words of selling his services to the highest bidder, and in these diplomatic matters he showed considerable skill.

See Article History Alternative Titles: He took Pilsen Ernst von mansfeld thirty years war, but in the summer of he was defeated at the Battle of Sablat ; after this he offered his services to the Emperor Ferdinand II and remained inactive while the titular king of Bohemia, Frederick V, Elector Palatine of the Rhinewas driven in headlong rout from Prague.

Six years later the Protestant Union allowed Mansfeld to raise a regiment to serve in Italy, where Duke Charles Emmanuel of Savoy struggled with Spain for control of the marquisate of Mantua.

About he paid three visits to London, where he was hailed as a hero by the populace, and at least one to Paris. Harvard University Press, Mansfeld was a illegitimate son of Count Peter Ernst von Mansfeld —[3] a member of the comital House of Mansfeld and royal Spanish stadtholder.

Opposed by the imperial general Albrecht von Wallensteinhowever, Mansfeld failed to get across the Elbe at Dessau and so marched toward Hungary, with Wallenstein in hot pursuit.

Mansfeld spent and raising an anti-Habsburg army. But on 25 April Wallenstein inflicted a severe defeat upon him at the bridge of Dessau. James Ibeing the father-in-law of Frederick V, Elector Palatinewas anxious to furnish him with men and money for the recovery of the Palatinate, but it was not until January that Mansfeld and his army of "raw and poor rascals" sailed from Dover to the Netherlands before failing to relieve the siege of Breda.

Mansfeld entered imperial service and distinguished himself in fighting in Hungary, campaigning under his half brother Charles —also a soldier of note who held a prominent command in the imperial forces. Mansfeld, however, quickly raised another army, with which he intended to attack the hereditary lands of the house of Austriaand pursued by Wallenstein he pressed forward towards Hungarywhere he hoped to accomplish his purpose by the aid of Bethlem Gabor, prince of Transylvania.

He then moved into Rhenish Palatinate. Mansfeld, however, was soon appointed by Frederick to command his army in Bohemia, and in he took up his position in the Upper Palatinatesuccessfully resisting the efforts made by Tilly to dislodge him.

Ernst von Mansfeld

Herzog Bernhard der Grosse. Mansfeld led the remainder of his army to Dutch lands, where they were once again defeated by Habsburg forces. He was considered one of the most dangerous opponent of the Catholic League.

In he served under Archduke Leopold. Military Heritage Press, From the Upper he passed into the Rhenish Palatinate.

Peter Ernst Mansfeld, (ca. 1580–1626)

These troops were sent into the Dutch city of Breda as an attempt of relief for the Siege of Breda, but the troops were not permitted set foot on land, and Breda fell in Inwith the aid of Dutch subsidies, Mansfeld raised another army for Frederick in southwest Germanywith the intention of recovering the Palatinate, but Tilly defeated him.

He took Pilsen, but in the summer of he was defeated at the Battle of Sablat ; after this he offered his services to the emperor Ferdinand II and remained inactive while the titular king of Bohemia, Frederick V, elector palatine of the Rhinewas driven in headlong rout from Prague.

He gained his earliest military experiences in Hungary, where his half-brother Charles —also a soldier of renown, held a high command in the imperial army. Here he relieved Frankenthal and took Hagenau; then, joined by his master, the elector Frederick, he defeated Tilly at Wiesloch 25 April and plundered Alsace and Hesse.

James Ibeing the father-in-law of Frederick V, Elector Palatinewas anxious to furnish him with men and money for the recovery of the Palatinate, but it was not until January that Mansfeld and his army of "raw and poor rascals" sailed from Dover to the Netherlands.

He was despatched by Charles Emmanuel, duke of Savoyat the head of about men to aid the revolting Bohemians when war broke out in Mansfeld continued to fght.

Mansfeld and Christian were then employed by the Dutch to march north and join them in an effort to relieve the Siege of Bergen op Zoom on the Scheldt River by a Spanish army under Ambrosio Spinola.

Ernst, count von Mansfeld

He next entered the service of the United Provinces and took up his quarters in East Frisiacapturing fortresses and inflicting great hardships upon the inhabitants. But when Bethlen made peace with the emperor, Mansfeld was forced to disband his troops. Driven out of East Frisia, Mansfeld attacked an imperial force under mercenary captain Albrecht Wenzel von Wallenstein at the Elbe crossing point of the Dessau Bridge and was badly defeated April 25, Franz in Komm, UntilGraf was a title, translated as Countnot a first or middle name.Ernst von Mansfeld was a German military commander in the Thirty Years War.

Although he fought for the Protestant cause, Mansfeld was a Roman Catholic. He was considered one of the most dangerous opponent of the Catholic League.

Ernst Von Mansfeld Thirty Years

The Battle of Fleurus of August 29, was fought in the Spanish Netherlands between a Spanish army, and the Protestant forces of Ernst von Mansfeld and Christian of Brunswick during the Eighty Years' War and Thirty Years' War.

Ernst Graf von Mansfeld (c. – 29 November ), was a German military commander during the early years of the Thirty Years' War. Biography Mansfeld was a illegitimate son of Count Peter Ernst von Mansfeld (–), a member of the comital House of Mansfeld and royal Spanish stadtholder.

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He was raised in the Catholic faith. German mercenary and military commander during the early years of the Thirty Years’ War (–). Peter Ernst Mansfeld was the illegitimate son of Graf (Count) Peter Ernst I, Prince von Mansfeld, imperial governor of Luxembourg. Although Emperor Rudolf II (r.

–) legitimized the. Ernst von Mansfeld Christian of Also Won By the Sword: A Story of the Thirty Years' War; Gertrud von Le Fort's historical novel Die Magdeburgische Hochzeit is a fictional account of romantic and political intrigue during the.

Ernst, Graf von Mansfeld (c. – 29 November ), was a German military commander during the early years of the Thirty Years' War.

Biography Mansfeld was an illegitimate son of Graf Peter Ernst von Mansfeld, and passed his early years in his father's palace at Luxembourg.

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