Christian Moritz Graf Königsegg und Rothenfels

Count Christian Moritz von Koenigsegg und Rothfels (November 24, 1705 – July 21, 1778 in Vienna) was a field marshal of the Holy Roman Empire.

Christian Moritz Graf Königsegg und Rothenfels
Christian Moritz von Königsegg-Rothenfels
Born(1705-11-24)November 24, 1705.
DiedJuly 21, 1778(1778-07-21) (aged 72)
Vienna, Holy Roman Empire
Allegiance Holy Roman Empire
RankField Marshal
Battles/warsWar of Polish Succession

Austro-Turkish War
War of Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War

RelationsJoseph Lothar von Königsegg (uncle)

He went into the military service early and joined the regiment of his uncle, the Field Marshal Joseph Lothar von Königsegg, and would eventually become colonel. In 1734 he fought in the Battle of Guastalla and was wounded. He fought in the wars against the Turks and the War of Austrian Succession. After the Peace of Aachen, he was named Imperial ambassador at the court of the Electorate of Cologne and was promoted to Feldzeugmeister.

In the Seven Years' War he fought in Bohemia and was defeated in the Battle of Reichenberg. Nevertheless, he was appointed Field Marshal in 1758. Being a knight of the Teutonic Order; during his later years he commanded the Bailiwick of Alsace and Burgundy.

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  • Schweigerd, C.A. (1854). Oesterreichs Helden und Heerführer, Band 3 (in German). pp. 111–112. Retrieved 29 October 2021.