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North Netherlandish
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Britsum 1641-03
born on the Lettinga State
Deceased
Friesland (prov.) 1704-03-17
Wijkel/Friesland (Saur 1998)
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descended from a line of senior Swedish or German army officials
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  • Den Haag
    study of militairy science; captain in the Dutch army
  • Maastricht 1673
    participates in the defense of Maastricht and the siege and retaking of Grave
  • Grave 1674
    after the loss of the Grave in 1672 the fortification was retaken with considerable militairy force and destruction: afterwards the garsison town was completely restructered by Coehoorn
  • Koblenz 1688
    After 1688, at the request of the Trier Elector Johann Hugo von Orsbeck, C. took over advice and top site management for the expansion of the city fortifications of Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • Ehrenbreitstein (Fort) 1688
  • Kaiserswerth (Düsseldorf) 1689
    participation in the siege and conquest of Kaiserswerth (surrender: June 26 1689)
  • Fleurus 1690
    as a brigadier at Fleurus
  • Namen 1692
    In 1692 he headed the defense of the Namur, which he had fortified, against marechal Vauban; after the surrender he became prisoner of war of the French
  • Huy 1694
    led by the siege of Huy
  • Namen 1695
    retaking of Namur; appointed Luitenant-Generaal of the infantry and 1697 "Meester-Generaal" of the artillery
  • Mannheim 1699
    applied to the elector in Düsseldorf; took up service with Johann Wilhelm in Mannheim; active in the reconstruction in the Palatinate, that had been ravished by the French.
  • Venlo
    As a lieutenant general ("Meester Generall van de Artillerie") and inspector of the Dutch Coehoorn was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession, during which he among other things conquered the Fort Donatus, under the Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken headed the sieges of Venlo and Roermond and took Liège, Kaiserswerth and Bonn (1703)
  • Roermond
  • Luik (stad)
  • Kaiserswerth (Düsseldorf)
  • Bonn 1703
  • Huy
  • Limburg (prov. Nederland)
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Creation date: 2012-12-26; Last modified date: 2020-07-28

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