Death of Field Marshal Nicholas Taaffe, Graf von Taaffe 1769

#OnThisDay 1769 Field Marshal Nicholas Taaffe, Graf von Taaffe died. Born in Ballymote, Sligo in 1685 he joined the Habsburg Army. Taaffe excelled in battle, being promoted to Major General &at 72 years old he helped defeat Frederick the Great at Kolin in 1757.

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