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Prince Eugen of Savoy Sir Nicholas Henderson

Prince Eugen of Savoy von Sir Nicholas Henderson

Prince Eugen of Savoy Sir Nicholas Henderson

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'An excellent account of the renegade Frenchman who became the Habsburgs' most devoted servant...both intelligible and exciting' Cyril Connolly, SUNDAY TIMES

Prince Eugen of Savoy Zusammenfassung

Prince Eugen of Savoy Sir Nicholas Henderson

Napoleon Bonaparte ranked Prince Eugen of Savoy, son of a tempestuous Italian mother and a titled French father, among the seven greatest commanders of history. Frederick the Great acknowledged him as his main teacher, describing him as the 'real Emperor of the Habsburgs'. Voltaire said 'he shook the greatness of Louis XIV and the Ottoman power; he ruled the Empire and during all his victories and his ministry he scorned alike the temptations of pomp and wealth' Nicholas Henderson's biography of the man who devoted his life to the greater glory of the House of Habsburg is not only a lucid account of the public achievements of this remarkable man but it also delves into his uncertain and mysterious private life. 'I not only esteem but really love that Prince' said the Duke of Marlborough - and many others, including his life-long opponent Marshal Villars, felt the same. First published in 1964.

Über Sir Nicholas Henderson

Nicholas Henderson was born in London, 1 April 1919. Member of the Diplomatic Service 1946-79; served in Chanceries in the USA, Greece, Austria and Chile; Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary 1963-65; Minister in Spain 1965-69; Ambassador to Poland 1969-72, Germany 1972-75, and France 1975-79 and was Ambassador to Washington after retirement 1979-82. Chairman Channel Tunnel Group 1985-86. Trustee of the National Gallery 1985-89. Lord Warden of the Stannaries of the Duchy of Cornwall and vice-chairman of the Prince of Wales' council 1985-90. Former or present director of a number of companies including Hambros, Tarmac, Sotheby's and Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust.

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