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1559, Feb1632, Apr 30
a field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War. He had a string of important victories against the Protestants but was then defeated by forces led by the King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Along with Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein of Friedland and Mecklenburg, he was one of two chief commanders of the Holy Roman Empire’s forces in the first half of the war.
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05/20/1631-Sack of Magdeburg: German army under Earl Johann Tserclaes conquers Magdeburg
09/17/1631-Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf defeats General Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly
04/15/1632-Battle of Rain (aka Battle of the River Lech or Battle of Lech): Swedish and Saxon army beat Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly
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