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|Count of Saxony
Marshal General of France
Maurice de Saxe wearing the Polish Order of the White Eagle, 1748
28 October 1696|
|Died||20 November 1750
Château de Chambord
|Burial||Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg|
|Spouse||Johanna Viktoria von Loeben|
|Issue||August Adolf von Sachsen
Marie-Aurore de Saxe
|Father||Augustus II of Poland|
|Mother||Maria Aurora of Königsmarck|
Maurice, Count of Saxony (German: Hermann Moritz von Sachsen, French: Maurice de Saxe; 28 October 1696 – 20 November 1750) was a notable soldier, officer and a famed military commander of the 18th century. The son of Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, he initially served in the Army of the Holy Roman Empire, then the Imperial Army before finally entering French service. De Saxe became a Marshal and even Marshal General of France. He is best known for his deeds in the War of the Austrian Succession and for his decisive victory at the Battle of Fontenoy especially. He is honoured by the Walhalla Memorial.
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Tomb of Maurice of Saxe in Saint Thomas's church, Strasbourg, by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
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