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Maurice de Saxe

1696 - 1750

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Maurice, Count of Saxony (German: Hermann Moritz von Sachsen, French: Maurice de Saxe; 28 October 1696 – 20 November 1750) was a notable soldier, officer and a famed military commander of the 18th century. The illegitimate son of Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, he initially served in the Army of the Holy Roman Empire, then the Imperial Army, before finally entering French service. De Saxe became a Marshal and even Marshal General of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice de Saxe has received more than 298,878 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Maurice de Saxe is the 258th most popular military personnel (up from 293rd in 2019), the 604th most popular biography from Germany (up from 699th in 2019) and the 61st most popular German Military Personnel.

Maurice de Saxe was a French military commander who is most famous for his role in the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War.

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Among military personnels, Maurice de Saxe ranks 258 out of 1,468Before him are Franz Stangl, Rochus Misch, Otto Liman von Sanders, Ivan Bagramyan, Władysław Sikorski, and Italo Balbo. After him are Lothar Rendulic, Svetozar Boroević, Andranik, Alois Brunner, Matthew C. Perry, and Sun Bin.

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Among people born in 1696, Maurice de Saxe ranks 6Before him are Mahmud I, Augustus III of Poland, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Alphonsus Liguori, and Abram Petrovich Gannibal. After him are Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Johann Melchior Molter, Marco Foscarini, and Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Among people deceased in 1750, Maurice de Saxe ranks 4Before him are Johann Sebastian Bach, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and John V of Portugal. After him are Emperor Sakuramachi, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Rachel Ruysch, Vasily Tatishchev, Apostolo Zeno, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Giuseppe Sammartini, and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti.

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Among people born in Germany, Maurice de Saxe ranks 604 out of 6,142Before him are Edith Frank (1900), Georg Büchner (1813), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Bruno Bauer (1809), Norbert of Xanten (1080), and Margot Frank (1926). After him are Polykarp Kusch (1911), August Schleicher (1821), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Maurice de Saxe ranks 61Before him are Henning von Tresckow (1901), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Kurt Meyer (1910), Erich Hoepner (1886), Hans von Seeckt (1866), and Werner Mölders (1913). After him are Erich Priebke (1913), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Karl Wolff (1900), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Götz von Berlichingen (1480).