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Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour

Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour General in Austrian service

General in Austrian service
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Intro General in Austrian service
A.K.A. Maximilian Graf Baillet von Latour
Was Military officer Politician
From France Austria
Type Military Politics
Gender male
Birth 14 December 1737, Virton, Belgium
Death 22 July 1806, Vienna, Austria (aged 68 years)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Family
Siblings: Louis Willibrod Antoine de Baillet de Latour
Children: Theodor Franz, Count Baillet von Latour
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Count Maximilian Anton Karl Baillet de Latour (French: Maximilien-Antoine-Charles-Joseph Comte de Baillet de Latour) (14 December 1737 – 22 July 1806) was an Austrian general during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Biography

Born at Latour Castle near Virton in the Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium), he joined the Austrian Army in 1755 and distinguished himself in the Seven Years' War. In 1772 he married Charlotte-Sophie de Guérin de La Marche (d-1806); their son, Count Theodor Franz Baillet von Latour, was Austrian minister of war during the Revolutions of 1848, and was murdered during the Vienna Uprising. His brother, Count Ludwig Wilhelm Anton Baillet de Latour-Merlemont (1753–1836), was also a general in Austrian service, until 1810, when he resigned, and joined the Grande Armée of Napoleon.

Latour achieved the rank of a Generalmajor in 1782. In the course of the 1789 revolt that led to the proclamation of the autonomous United States of Belgium, Latour was elevated to the rank of a Feldmarschall-Leutnant. His troops held the Duchy of Luxembourg and played a significant role in regaining the rebellious provinces by the end of 1790, which earned him the Military Order of Maria Theresa. From 1792 onwards Latour fought as an Austrian commander in the Wars of the First and Second Coalition. In 1805 Emperor Francis I of Habsburg appointed him president of the Hofkriegsrat, Latour nevertheless died shortly afterwards at Vienna.

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