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Encyclopedia > Franz Freiherr von der Trenck

Franz, Freiherr von der Trenck (January 1, 1711 - October 4, 1749), Austrian soldier, was born into a military family. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Events 24 February -- The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... The Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. ...


Educated by the, Jesuits at Oedenburg, he entered the Imperial army in 1728 but resigned in disgrace three years later. He then married and lived on his estates for some years. Upon the death of his wife in 1737 he offered to raise an irregular corps of pandurs for service against the Turks, but this offer was refused and he then entered the Russian army. But after serving against the Turks for a short time as captain and major of cavalry he was accused of bad conduct, brutality and disobedience and condemned to death, the sentence being commuted by Field Marschal Münnich to degradation and imprisonment. The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Sopron is the name of a town in Hungary. ... Irregular soldiers in Beauharnois, Quebec, 19th century Irregular military refers to any non-standard military. ... Pandurs in the Austrian army were created in the 18th century and they were a non-linear (irregular) infantry, whose main objective was to assassinate enemy officers, conduct guerrilla warfare, and to fight in extended formations. ... Count Burkhard Christoph von Munnich (1683 - 1767) was a Russian field marshal and political figure. ...


After a time he returned to Austria, where his father was governor of a small fortress, but there too he came into conflict with everyone and actually took sanctuary in a convent in Vienna. But Prince Charles of Lorraine, interesting himself in this strange man, obtained for him an amnesty and a commission in a corps of irregulars. In this command, besides his usual truculence and robber manners, he displayed conspicuous personal bravery, and in spite of the general dislike into which his vices brought him his services were so valuable that he was promoted lieutenant-colonel (1743) and colonel (1714). But at the battle of Soor he and his irregulars plundered when they should have been fighting and Trenck was accused (probably falsely) of having allowed the king of Prussia himself to escape. The Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. ... This article is about the city and federal state in Austria. ... For information on the Duke of Mayenne, see Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne. ... Frederick William I of Prussia (in German: Friedrich Wilhelm I), of the House of Hohenzollern (August 14, 1688 - May 31, 1740), often known as the Soldier-King, reigned as King of Prussia (1713 - 1740). ...


After a time he was brought before a court-martial in Vienna, which convicted him of having sold and withdrawn commissions to his officers without the queen's leave, punished his men without heed to the military code, and drawn pay and allowance for fictitious men. Much was allowed to an irregular officer in all these respects, but Trenck had far outrun the admitted limits, and above all his brutalities and robberies had made him detested throughout Austria and Silesia. A death sentence followed, but the composition of the court-martial and its proceedings were thought to have been such as from the first forbade a fair trial, and the sentence was commuted by the queen into one of cashiering and imprisonment. The rest of his life was spent in mild captivity in the fortress of Spielberg (Špilberk in Czech) in Brno, where he died on the October 4th 1749. This article is about the city and federal state in Austria. ... A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a military court that determines punishments for members of the military subject to military law. ... Spielberg can be The surname of the famous Hollywood director Steven Spielberg Spielberg fortress in the Czech Republic. ... Brno  listen? (German: Brünn) is the second-largest city of the Czech Republic, located in the southeast of the country, at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ...

  • Note regarding personal names: Freiherr is a title, usually translated Baron, not a first or middle name.

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. Freiherr (German for Free Lord) is a title of lower nobility in Germany, considered equal to the title Baron. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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Franz, Freiherr von der Trenck - LoveToKnow 1911 (732 words)
FRANZ TRENCK, FREIHERR VON DER (1711-1749), Austrian soldier, was born on the 1st of January 1711, of a military family.
His cousin, Friedrich, Freiherr Von Der Trenck (1726-1794), the writer of the celebrated autobiography, was born on the 16th of February 1726 at Konigsberg, his father being a Prussian general.
Trenck then spent some years in Aix-la-Chapelle, managing an agency for Hungarian wines and publishing a newspaper, and on the failure of these enterprises he returned to his Hungarian estates.
Franz Freiherr von der Trenck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (501 words)
After a time he was brought before a court-martial in Vienna, which convicted him of having sold and withdrawn commissions to his officers without the permission of Empress Maria Theresia, punished his men without heed to the military code, and drawn pay and allowance for fictitious men.
A death sentence followed, but the composition of the court-martial and its proceedings were thought to have been such as from the first forbade a fair trial, and the sentence was commuted by the Empress into one of cashiering and imprisonment.
The rest of his life was spent in mild captivity in the fortress of Spielberg (Špilberk in Czech) in Brno, where he died on October 4th 1749.
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