Johann Josef Wenzel Anton Franz Karl, Graf Radetzky von Radetz was a Czech nobleman and Austrian field marshal. He served as chief of the general staff in the Habsburg Monarchy during the later period of the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards began military reforms. A disciplined and fair man, he was so beloved by his troops that he was known as Vater Radetzky. He is best known for the victories at the Battles of Custoza and Novara during the First Italian War of Independence.
Johann Josef (Joseph) Wenzel (Anton Franz Karl) Graf Radetzky von Radetz (English: John Joseph Wenceslaus, Count Radetzky of Radetz, Czech language: Jan Josef Václav Antonín František Karel hrabě Radecký z Radče ) (November 2, 1766 – January 5, 1858) was a Czech nobleman and Austrian general, immortalised by Johann Strauss I's Radetzky March. General Radetzky was in the military for ...
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz is the 74th most popular military personnel (down from 52nd in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 17th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Military Personnel. Joseph Radetzky von Radetz is most famous for being a military commander and field marshal of the Austrian Empire.
Nicknamed Father Radetzky by his troops, his military career spanned seven decades. He achieved his most important victories in his 80s. Radetzky was born into a noble family in Trebnice, Bohemia.
- Heldenberg, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich)
- November 2, 1766
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Also Known As: "Josef", "Wenzel". Birthdate: March 17, 1799. Death: 1837 (37-38) Immediate Family: Son of Graf Johann Joseph Wenzel Anton Franz Karl Radetzky von Radetz and Franziska Romana von Strassoldo-Gräfenberg. Father of Fridericke Wolter.
- Fridericke Wolter
- March 17, 1799
- "Josef", "Wenzel"
- 1837 (37-38)
This bronze equestrian statue is of Field Marshall Joseph Count Radetzky of Radetz (1766-1858) sitting astride his horse dressed in military attire with an elaborate hat holding a baton and the reins in his left hand with his right hand outstretched.
- Stubenring, Vienna