Ottavio Piccolomini

male / Italian
military personnel, art collector
in 1634 he received the estate Náchod in East Bohemia; in 1638 he was made a Count of the Empire; in 1639 he was rewarded to the office of privy councillor and the dukedom of Amalfi from King Philip IV of Spain; he had a minor collection of Dutch paintings and tapestries at his castle in Náchod, Bohemia(Mzykova 2012, p. 16)
Florence 1599-11-11
died after an accident (falling from his horse)
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He came from an Italian noble family, he had a younger brother Ascanio Piccolomini who was appointed as Archbishop of Siena. Octavio Piccolomini married on 4 June 1651 with Maria Benigna Francisca of Saxe-Lauenburg, daughter of Julius Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg. He had no legitimate issue, his son Josef Silvio was killed by Swedish troops in 1645 in Bohemia.
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  • 1615
    be became a tercio pikeman for the Kingdom of Spain
  • Bohemen (hist. regio) 1618
    appoineted captain of a cavalry regiment, sent by the Grand
  • Praag 1620
    fought at the battle of White Mountain
  • Milaan 1624
    served in the Spanish army as lieutenant-colonel
  • Wenen 1627
    became captain of the personal guard of Albrecht Wallenstein (Mzykova 2012, p. 16)
  • Ferrara 1630
    he was captured and held hostage for helping in unauthorised negotiations for peace with the Swedish Empire
  • Lützen (BurgenLandkreis) 1632
    served as a colonel in the battle of Lützen
  • Königgrätz (Ostböhmen) 1633
    appointed commander of a detachment posted at Königgratz
  • Schlesien (hist. regio) 1633
    entered Silesia with the main army in an attempt to compel the electors of Brandenburg and Saxony to join the Holy Roman Empire against the Swedes; Piccolomini was with Albrecht Wallenstein
  • Nördlingen 1634
    fougt at the Battle of Nördlingen
  • Thionville 1635
    fought at the battle of Thionville
  • 1642
    Breitenfeld; he fought at the second battle of Breitenfeld also knowns as the First battle of Leipzig; Piccolomini served under Leopold Wilhelm
  • Vlaanderen (regio) 1645 - 1648
    fought at the head of the Imperial forces in Flanders and northern France (Mzykova 2012, p. 16)
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Entered on: 2018-06-29; Modification on: 2018-07-30


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