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a Bohemian military leader and politician who offered his services, and an army of 30,000 to 100,000 men, during the Thirty Years' War (1618–48), to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II. He became the supreme commander of the armies of the Habsburg Monarchy and a major figure of the Thirty Years' War. An imperial generalissimo by land, and Admiral of the Baltic Sea from 21 April 1628, who had made himself ruler of the lands of the Duchy of Friedland in northern Bohemia, Wallenstein found himself released from service on 13 August 1630 after Ferdinand grew wary of his ambition.
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04/07/1625-Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander 
04/25/1626-Battle of Dessau Bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld
04/29/1628-Sweden and Denmark sign defense treaty against Albrecht von Wallenstein 
08/13/1630- Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein 
04/16/1632-Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander of the armies of the Habsburg Monarchy 
05/25/1632-Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen 
09/03/1632-Siege of Nuremberg: Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Sweden
11/16/1632-Battle of Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrecht von Wallenstein
01/24/1634-Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor 
02/18/1634- Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution 
02/25/1634-Irish captain Walter Devereux kills duke Albrecht von Wallenstein
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