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  1. Maurice de Saxe - Wikipedia › wiki › Maurice_de_Saxe

    De Saxe became a Marshal and even Marshal General of France. He is best known for his deeds in the War of the Austrian Succession and for his decisive victory at the Battle of Fontenoy especially. He is honoured by the Walhalla Memorial.

  2. Maurice, count de Saxe (count of) | French general | Britannica › Hermann-Maurice-comte-de-Saxe

    Maurice, count de Saxe (count of), (born Oct. 28, 1696, Goslar, Saxony [Germany]—died Nov. 30, 1750, Chambord, Fr.), general and military theorist who successfully led French armies during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48).

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    Maurice de Saxe who is known as Marshal Saxe, was born in Dresden on Oct. 28, 1696, the first of the 354 acknowledged illegitimate children of Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. His mother was the Countess Aurora von Konigsmark.

  4. Maurice de Saxe | Military Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Maurice_de_Saxe
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    Maurice was born at Goslar, an illegitimate son of August the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, and the Countess Maria Aurora of Königsmarck. He was the first of eight extramarital children whom August acknowledged, although as many as 354 are claimed by sources, including Wilhelmine of Bayreuth, to have existed. In 1698, the Countess sent him to his father in Warsaw. August had been elected King of Poland in the previous year, but the unsettled condition of the country obliged Maurice to spend the greater part of his youth outside its borders. This separation from his father made him independent and had an important effect on his future career.

    At the age of twelve, Maurice served in the army of Prince Eugene of Savoy, at the sieges of Tournai and Mons and at the Battle of Malplaquet. A proposal at the end of the campaign to send him to a Jesuit college in Brussels was dropped due to the protests of his mother. Upon his return to the camp of the Allies at the beginning of 1710, Maurice displayed a courage so impetuous that Prince Eugene admonished him to not confuse rashness with valour. He next served under Peter the Greatagainst the Swedes. In 1711, August formally recognized him and Maurice was granted the rank of Count. He then accompanied his father to Pomerania, and in 1712 he took part in the siege of Stralsund. At the age of 17 in 1713 he commanded his own regiment. In manhood, Maurice bore a strong resemblance to his father, both physically and in character. His grasp was so powerful that he could bend a horseshoe with his hand, and even at the end of his life, his energy and endurance were scarcely affected by th...

    Saxe wrote a remarkable work on the art of war, Mes Rêveries, which though described by Carlyle as "a strange military farrago, dictated, as I should think, under opium", is in fact a classic. Published posthumously in 1757, it was described by Lord Montgomery, more than two centuries later, as in fact "a remarkable work on the art of war." In it, Saxe advanced a number of original ideas but the most valuable contribution that he made was to subject "military affairs to reasoned criticism and intellectual treatment, and the ensuing military doctrines were perceived as forming a definitive system." Saxe particularly abhorred the rigid discipline of the Prussian system, suggesting that the French character was fundamentally different than the German spirit, and therefore that French tactics must be similarly different. He upheld a belief in the universal principles of war, and therefore advocated the use of a deep order (ordre profond) rather than rely on firearms. Saxe's Lettres et m...

    This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911) "Saxe, Maurice" Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.) Cambridge University PressMarshal of France: the life and times of Maurice, comte de Saxe, 1696–1750. Rand McNally. 1962. ISBN 978-1-258-13994-0.

  5. Maurice de Saxe | Historica Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Maurice_de_Saxe

    Maurice de Saxe (28 October 1696-20 November 1750) was a Marshal of the Kingdom of France, an illegitimate son of August II of Poland. Saxe was known for his skillful victories and his reforms in the French Army, making lambskin wigs standard issue for all troops and implementing five-year conscription.

  6. Maurice Comte De Saxe | › maurice-comte-de-saxe

    Maurice de Saxe who is known as Marshal Saxe, was born in Dresden on Oct. 28, 1696, the first of the 354 acknowledged illegitimate children of Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. His mother was the Countess Aurora von Konigsmark.

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    A natural son of Augustus II, elector of Saxony, and Countess A. von Künigsmark, Maurice obtained the title of count of Saxony in 1711. He served in the Saxon, Polish, and Austrian armies, and in 1720 entered French service.

  9. Maurice de Saxe and the Conquest of the Austrian Netherlands ... › Maurice-Conquest-Austrian

    That she avoided this fate was down to the actions of the ‘least of Her generals’ – Armand Maurice de Saxe – the illegitimate son of King August ‘the strong’ of Saxony-Poland who, having defeated the Allied invasion of northern France in 1744, used this as a springboard to then conquer the Austrian Netherlands, defeating the Allies in three set piece battles (Fontenoy, 1745, Rocoux, 1746 and Lauffeld, 1747) and numerous sieges.

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