Daniël Wolff von Dopff

man / Duits
militair, vestingingenieur, tekenaar
was Quartermaster General under Stadholder William III
Hanau (Darmstadt) 1650-01-10
Maastricht 1718-04-15
Van Dopff died on 15 April 1718 and was buried on 1 May in the choir of the Sint-Janskerk.
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  • Duitsland
  • Noordelijke Nederlanden (historische regio) 1672
    entered the militairy service of the Republic in the so-called 'Rampjaar'. In 1675 he was appointed engineer-fortification master; in 1679 he was already an engineer-in-chief, one of the highest ranks of military engineer.
  • Wenen 1683 - 1685
    In 1683 he joined the Imperial Forces, under the command of Count George Frederik van Waldeck-Eisenberg, who managed to break the Siege of Vienna by the Turks. On October 17, 1685 the emperor awarded him the noble title of Reichsfreiherr (baron).
  • Maastricht
    The Count van Waldeck turned out to be his lifelong patron. He appointed Van Dopff to his chamberlain and he regularly stayed in Maastricht, where the count was appointed governor of the fortress. Van Dopff was in charge of the fortifications. After the death of Waldeck, Van Dopff remained in Maastricht and was promoted by the new governor Johan Adolf of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön in 1694 to commander of the fortress. After the death of the Duke of Holstein in 1704, Van Dopff was acting governor for almost ten years. In 1708 he supported the Prince of Savoy and the Duke of Marlborough in the Battle of Oudenaarde and in 1709 in the Battle of Malplaquet. In 1712, Maastricht was the base of a large force led by the Prince of Savoy, which the French had to push back definitively. Van Dopff was sent along with two others for exploration and almost managed to reach Paris. The peace negotiations made an early end to the expedition. Only in 1713, after the Treaty of Utrecht, was Van Dopff officially appointed military governor of Maastricht
  • Château Neercanne
    from the end of the 17th century owner; In 1717 Van Dopff received the Russian tsar Peter the Great at his completely renovated country house Château Neercanne
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