Franz Leopold von Nádasdy
Nádasdy comes from a Hungarian noble family. He joined the Imperial Army in 1727 and served in the army of the Roman-German Emperor . The general became known for his successes in the War of the Austrian Succession near Neuhaus (1741) in Bohemia, the Battle of Tschaslau (1742), Braunau (1743) and Thrush (1745).
When the Seven Years War broke out in the same year , Nádasdy led his troops successfully in the battles near Kolin , whereupon he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Maria Theresa Order , and Moys . On November 12, 1757 he conquered Schweidnitz .
After the lost battle of Leuthen (1757) General Nádasdy resigned from military service.
Through the imperial resolution of Franz Joseph I of February 28, 1863, Count Franz Nádasdy was added to the list of the "most famous warlords and generals of Austria worthy of perpetual emulation" , in whose honor and memory there was also a life-size statue in the general hall of that time The newly established Imperial and Royal Court Weapons Museum (today: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien ) was built. The statue was created in 1866 by the sculptor József Engel from Carrara marble and was dedicated by the descendants of the count.
- Constantin von Wurzbach : Nádasdy-Fogáras, Franz Leopold . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 20th part. Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1869, pp. 6–10 ( digitized version ).
- Adolf Schinzl : Nádasdy, Franz Leopold Graf . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 23, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1886, pp. 205-208.
- Johann Christoph Allmayer-Beck : The Army History Museum Vienna. The museum and its representative rooms . Kiesel Verlag, Salzburg 1981, ISBN 3-7023-0113-5 , p. 34
|SURNAME||Nádasdy, Franz Leopold von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian Field Marshal and Ban of Croatia|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 30, 1708|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bad Radkersburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 22, 1783|
|Place of death||Karlstadt|