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  1. 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.

  2. Oct 24, 2022 · 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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  3. 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, comte de la Raute (1696-1710) puis comte de Saxe (1710-1750), est un militaire né le 28 octobre 1696 à Goslar ( ville libre d'Empire) et mort le 30 novembre 1750 au château de Chambord. Il était maréchal général des camps et armées de Louis XV . Biographie [ modifier | modifier le code]

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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 s...

    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 di...

    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, ...

    This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. "[[Wikisource:1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Saxe, Maurice|]]" Encyclopædia Britannica 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. Quotes by Maurice de Saxe. “Many generals believe that they have done everything as soon as they have issued orders, and they order a great deal because they find many abuses. This is a false principle; proceeding in this fashion, they will never reestablish discipline”. ― Maurice de Saxe, Reveries on the Art of War. 0 likes.

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