Mittrovsky, Anton von

b. 1735

d. 30 September 1809, Vienna

"Freiherr. (There is more than one Anton Freiherr von Mittrovsky, so confusion is possible.) Was colonel of IR Callenberg. In 1796 was promoted General-Major, and in 1799 Feldmarschall-Lieutenant. In 1796 he fought under Alvinczy in Italy. In 1799, serving under Melas, with six battalions of infantry and four squadrons of cavalry he drove the French from the position of Beginette, the occupation of which was important for the Austrian outposts. He steadfastly held his position with exceptional courage against three enemy counter-attacks, during which he lost 1,000 men. In 1806, FML Anton received IR no. 10, formerly Christian Friedrich, Margrave of Anspach. In 1807 he was appointed deputy-commander of Vienna, and deputy to Prince Johann Liechtenstein." Wurzbach, C., von. Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, 1856-91, vol 18, p.389.

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