General Jean Louis Ligonier, 1754 (c)

Unknown artist

General Jean Louis Ligonier, 1754 (c)
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

General Jean Louis Ligonier, in the uniform of Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, 1754 (c).

Oil on canvas by unknown artist, 1754 (c).

The son of a refugee Huguenot family, Ligonier joined Marlborough's army as a volunteer in 1702 and saw action at all his major battles. He became a major general in 1739 and commanded the British at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. In 1753 he became colonel of the Blues and in 1757 succeeded the Duke of Cumberland as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in Germany. In 1766 he was created field marshal and Earl Ligonier.

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NAM. 1964-04-2-1

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