Marshal Turenne, Battle of the Dunes, 1658, The Cavalry History, Collectable Figurine, Horseman Figurine
The Cavalry History, a reproduction of riders from different eras to trace the evolution and history, reproduced in standard 1/30th, or 54mm, a collection of Del Prado.
The figurines are made in a stable alloy of lead and zinc, with a remarkable finish, both in terms of casting, as paint. Hand painted.
Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (September 11, 1611 – July 27, 1675), commonly known as Turenne, was a French general and one of six marshals to be promoted to Marshal General of France. The most illustrious member of the La Tour d'Auvergne family, his military exploits during his five-decade career earned him a reputation as one of the greatest military commanders in history.
Coming from a Huguenot family, son of a Marshal of France, he was introduced to the art of war at a very young age. He first served as a volunteer in the Dutch States Army under his maternal uncles Maurice of Nassau and Frederick Henry, but later chose to continue his career in the service of France, where his noble origins and qualities tested quickly brought him to the ascent. Top of the military hierarchy, he rose to prominence during the Thirty Years' War by seizing the fortress of Vieux-Brisach in 1638, promoted Marshal of France in 1643, he struck against Bavaria the following year, defeating the Bavarian army in three years of campaigning and forcing the Elector of Bavaria to make peace. The Elector soon broke the treaty, and in 1648 Turenne invaded again with Swedish support, subduing the Imperial army at Zusmarshausen and pacifying Bavaria.
Turenne initially supported the Fronde but returned to royal service in 1651, becoming France's first general by defeating the Prince de Condé's rebel army on the outskirts of Paris and reoccupying the city. His triumphs against the Spanish armies at Arras (1654) and Dunkirk (1658) led to the invasion of much of the Spanish Netherlands and brought the war against Spain to a victorious conclusion. Two years later, Louis XIV appointed him Marshal General of France. Although a supporter of absolute monarchy, he did not convert to Catholicism until 1668, refusing to do so sooner despite political promptings.
During the War of Devolution in 1667, Turenne captured the Spanish Netherlands with virtually no resistance. In 1672, the French invaded the Dutch Republic and the Marshal General conquered the country as far as Amsterdam. Halted by the Dutch flooding of the country, he invaded the Holy Roman Empire the following year, reaching the Elbe and forcing Brandenburg to abandon the anti-French coalition. Faced with the loss of Alsace to superior Allied forces, he crowned his career with a series of battlefield victories, notably at Turckheim (1675) and a masterful strategic turn around the Vosges in the middle of the winter that chases the Imperials from Alsace. He was killed by an imperial cannonball at the Battle of Salzbach in 1675.
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