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Maurice de Saxe
Count of Saxony
Marshal General of France
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Maurice de Saxe wearing the Polish Order of the White Eagle, 1748
Born (1696 -10-28)28 October 1696
Goslar
Died 20 November 1750(1750-11-20) (aged 54)
Château de Chambord
Burial Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg
Spouse Johanna Viktoria von Loeben
Issue August Adolf von Sachsen
Marie-Aurore de Saxe
Full name
Hermann Maurice de Saxe
Father Augustus II of Poland
Mother Maria Aurora of Königsmarck
Signature Maurice de Saxe's signature

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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