1663 - 1736
Prince Eugene was born in Paris. He was refused a commission by
Louis XIV of France, and entered the service of the Emperor Leopold
against the Turks.
Made field marshal in 1693, Prince Eugene was the commander and diplomat who led the military campaigns that laid the foundations of Habsburg power in central Europe.
He fought the Turks at Vienna, and helped to establish the Austrian-Hungarian empire.
He also fought against France in two wars, and while in command of the imperial army he helped Marlborough in several battle during the War of the Spanish succession.
Later Prince Eugene won several further victories against the Turks, capturing Belgrade in 1718.
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