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John Maurice count Hauke

Polish: Maurycy Jan Hauke h. Bosak, hrabia, German: Graf Hans Johann Moritz von Hauke, Russian: граф Мауриций Фёдорович Гауке
Also Known As: "Hans Mauricio/ Maurice Hauke", " Hauck", " Haucke"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Seifersdorf bei Dresden
Death: November 29, 1830 (55)
Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland (zastrzelony)
Place of Burial: Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Immediate Family:

Son of Friedrich Karl Emanuel Hauke and Maria Salomé Schweppenhäuser
Husband of Gräfin Sophie von Haucke
Father of Maurycy Napoleon Kazimierz Hauke h. Bosak; Emilia Hauke; Leopold Hauke h. Bosak; Władysław Leopold Maurycy Hauke h. Bosak; Maurice Leopold Józef Hauke h. Bosak and 6 others
Brother of Christina Frederica (Krystyna Fryderyka) Hurtig; Karolina Ludwika (Luiza) Lessel; Ludwik August Hauke h. Bosak; Amelia Hauke; Krystian (Chrystian) Hauke h. Bosak and 1 other

Occupation: żołnierz, Minister of War in Poland
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Graf Hans Johann Moritz von Hauke

Count John Maurice Hauke (German: Johann Moritz Hauke Polish: Jan Maurycy Hauke) was a professional soldier. Wikipedia EN

Of German origin and son of a German teacher at Warsaw Lyceum, an exclusive Prussian school in Warsaw, Count Moritz Hauke served between 1790 and 1793 in the army of Poland during the country's last years of independence, partook in Kościuszko Uprising, fought in Napoleon's army and later in the army of the Duchy of Warsaw in Austria, Italy, Germany and the Peninsular War and after 1815 joined the army of Congress Poland, where he reached the grade of full general in 1826 and received a title of Polish nobility. Recognizing his abilities, Tsar Nicholas I appointed him Deputy Minister of War of Congress Poland and elevated him in 1829 to count of the Russian Empire.

In the uprising of 1830 led by revolutionary army cadets, the target was Grand Duke Constantine, Poland's Governor-General. Count Moritz Hauke was on his way to the Grand Duke who managed to escape, but Hauke was shot to death by the cadets on the street of Warsaw before the eyes of his wife Sophie Lafontaine and his three younger children. He was riding on a horse beside the carriage of his wife and having met a group of rebels who shouted "Be our leader, General!" Hauke reprimanded them and told them to go back to their quarters, whereupon they opened fire and killed him. His wife died shortly afterwards, and their younger children were made wards of the Tsar, while three elder sons joined the uprising and one of them, Maurice Leopold, fell during the battle of Ostrołęka in 1831 only 27 years old. After his victory over the Poles, the Tsar raised in 1841 an enormous obelisque in Warsaw, which was dedicated to the memory of Hauke and five other Polish generals who "preserved their fidelity to their Monarch". Detested by the inhabitants of the Polish capital, the obelisque was pulled down in 1917.

On 28 October 1851, his daughter Countess Julia Hauke, then lady-in-waiting to the Russian Empress, married Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (Hesse-Darmstadt), brother of the Empress. Elevated by Alexander's brother, Grand Duke Ludwig III of Hesse-Darmstadt, to Countess of Hohenfels and in December 1858 to Princess of Battenberg, she became an ancestor of the house of Mountbatten, the British Royal House of Windsor, and the current Spanish king.

Über Graf Hans Johann Moritz von Hauke (Deutsch)

Graf Hans Moritz Hauke - war ein Berufssoldat, der zum Stellvertretenden Kriegsminister von Kongress-Polen aufstieg. Wikipedia DE

About Graf Hans Johann Moritz von Hauke (Polski)

Jan Maurycy Hauke h. Bosak – hrabia (1829), generał artylerii Wojska Polskiego Królestwa Polskiego, senator-wojewoda Królestwa Polskiego. Wikipedia PL

О Graf Hans Johann Moritz von Hauke (русский)

Граф Маури́ций Га́уке (Маври́кий Фёдорович; польск. Maurycy Hauke; фр. Maurice comte de Hauke) — польский военный деятель, генерал от инфантерии. Wikipedia RU

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Graf Hans Johann Moritz von Hauke's Timeline

October 26, 1775
Seifersdorf bei Dresden
October 26, 1808
Age 33
Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Age 35
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March 19, 1814
Age 38
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