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Qualifications
nobleman, prince, art collector, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, diplomat, major
in 1679 he became a prince of the Holy Roman Empire and received the dukedom of Melfi from the king of Spain
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
1609-02-21
Pavullo nel Frignano (Italie, Modena); born at Castle di Montecuccolo
Deceased
Linz (Austria) 1680-10-16
died in an accident at Linz
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Member of the Montecuccoli-Polignano family. His uncle is Count Ernest Montecuccoli (d. 1633). In 1657 he married Countess Maria Margareta von Dietrichstein (1637-1676), they had four children: one son Leopold Philip Montecuccoli (1663-1698) - he married Countess Maria Antonia Colloredo and died at the age of 35 with no issue the principality became extinct t; three daughters: Anna Carola Catarina Polissena (1659-?, Aloysia Luigia Anna (1660-?), and Faustina Barbara (1663-1703). The title of count descended through his daughters to two branches, Austrian and Modenese.
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Raimmondo Montecuccoli purchaes paintings from Forchondt
Biographical information
Active in
  • Duitsland 1625
    private soldier under his uncle Count Ernest Montecuccoli
  • Nederlanden (historische regio) 1625
    private soldier under his uncle Count Ernest Montecuccoli
  • Neubrandenburg 1631
    he became captain of infantry and was wounded during the storming of New Brandenburg
  • 1631
    Breitenfeld, Saxony; he fought at the Battle of Breitenfeld and fell into the hands of the Swedish
  • Lützen (BurgenLandkreis) 1632
    became major after he was wounded, after that he became a lieutenant-colonel of cavalry
  • Nördlingen 1634
    fought at the battle of Nordlingen
  • Kaiserslautern 1635
    storming of Kaiserslautern
  • 1636
    Wittstock; fought atThe Battle of Wittstock
  • Chemnitz 1636
    fought at The Battle of Chemnitz
  • 1639
    Melnik; taken prisoner at
  • Szczecin 1639 - 1641
    imprisoned
  • Weimar (Thüringen) 1639 - 1641
    imprisoned
  • Italië 1642
    returned to Italy
  • Hongarije 1645 - 1646
    served in Hungary against Prince Rákóczi (1621-1660) of Transylvania
  • Schlesien (hist. regio) 1645 - 1646
    fought against the Swedish
  • Bohemen (hist. regio) 1645 - 1646
    fought against the Swedish
  • Vlaanderen (regio) 1648
    after the Peace of Westphalia he was concerned with the business of the council of war and as the representative of the emperor he went to Flanders
  • Engeland 1648
    after the Peace of Westphalia he was concerned with the business of the council of war and as the representative of the emperor he went to England
  • Zweden 1648
    went to Queen Christina as the envoy of the pope
  • Modena 1648
    went to Modena as the envoy of the pope
  • Denemarken 1657 - 1660
    participated in the Second Northern War and he became field-marshal
  • Szentgotthàrd (Hongarije) 1661 - 1664
    Montecuccoli defended Austria against the Turks at St. Gottard Abbey; he received the Order of the Golden Fleece and became president of the council of war
  • Wenen 1674 - 1680
    retired from the army
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