Michael Adolf von Althann 1574–1638

Distinguished himself in the Long Turkish War, at Székesfehérvár and Esztergom. At the end of the war he was appointed field marshal. On 14 June 1610 he was made an Imperial Count. He was later sent on diplomatic missions to the Principality of Transylvania and the Sublime Porte. In 1625 he became the first grand master of the short-lived order of knighthood Militia Christiana, of which he was a founder. He died in Vienna on 7 May 1636.
Size 18 x 29 cms
Price £28.00

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