Ramboldo XIII, Count of Collalto 1575-1630

After being Imperial envoy in Rome and Madrid, he fought in 1623 under Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly on the Rhine and Main and became in 1624 head of the Imperial War Council in Vienna. Made a Field Marshal, he received supreme command of the campaign in Northern Italy against Charles Gonzaga of Nevers during the War of Mantuan Succession. Already very sick, he was not present at the siege and sack of Mantua on 18 July 1630.
Charged of conspiring with Venice, he traveled to Vienna to defend himself, but died on the way in Chur, on 19 November 1630.
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