Saxe, Maurice, Comte de
(1696-l750)
   The illegitimate son of King Augustus II of Poland and Saxony, Maurice, comte de Saxe, entered the Saxon army at a young age. He enlisted in French service in 1820. In the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748), he was named a marshal and, leading a French army, he captured Brussels in 1746. French troops left the city in 1749 following its return to Austrian rule. In recognition of his services, Maurice was made a marshal general by King Louis XV of France. His book Mes Rêveries (My reveries [1757]) constitutes a treatise on the art of war.

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