MILITARY PERSONNEL

Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly

1559 - 1632

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Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (Dutch: Johan t'Serclaes Graaf van Tilly; German: Johann t'Serclaes Graf von Tilly; French: Jean t'Serclaes de Tilly ; February 1559 – 30 April 1632) was a field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War. From 1620–31, he had an unmatched and demoralizing string of important victories against the Protestants, including White Mountain, Wimpfen, Höchst, Stadtlohn and the Conquest of the Palatinate. He destroyed a Danish army at Lutter and sacked the Protestant city of Magdeburg, which caused the death of some 20,000 of the city's inhabitants, both defenders and non-combatants, out of a total population of 25,000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly has received more than 260,158 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly is the 161st most popular military personnel (down from 153rd in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 56th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Military Personnel.

Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly is most famous for being a general in the army of the Holy Roman Empire. He led the army in the Thirty Years War and was a major player in the Battle of Breitenfeld.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly ranks 161 out of 1,466Before him are Walther von Reichenau, Yi Sun-sin, Gaius Julius Caesar, Amr ibn al-As, Aleksei Brusilov, and Sun Jian. After him are Draža Mihailović, Paul Hausser, Hans Krebs, Andrey Vlasov, Alfred von Schlieffen, and Matilda of Tuscany.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1559, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly ranks 2Before him is Nurhaci. After him are Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Ishida Mitsunari, Lawrence of Brindisi, Catherine de Bourbon, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Isaac Casaubon, Cigoli, and George Chapman. Among people deceased in 1632, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly ranks 4Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Sigismund III Vasa, and Frederick V of the Palatinate. After him are Giambattista Basile, Tokugawa Hidetada, Jost Bürgi, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly ranks 58 out of 899Before him are Agnès Varda (1928), Julio Cortázar (1914), Pepin of Landen (585), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Carlota of Mexico (1840), and Henri La Fontaine (1854). After him are Jules Bordet (1870), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Léon Degrelle (1906), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), and John of Gaunt (1340).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Belgium

Among military personnels born in Belgium, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly ranks 2Before him are Charles Martel (688). After him are Maxime Weygand (1867), Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787), and Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880).