Enea Silvio, conte di Caprara

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Enea Silvio Caprara

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death: February 3, 1701 (70)
Immediate Family:

Son of Niccolò Caprara, conte di Pantano and Vittoria Piccolomini
Brother of Maria Vittoria Caprara

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Enea Silvio, conte di Caprara


Count Aeneas Sylvius de Caprara (1631 – February 1701), also known as Enea Silvio or Äneas Sylvius von Caprara, was an Austrian Field Marshal during the Nine Years' War.


Born at Bologna to count Niccolò Caprara, he was a descendant of generals Raimondo Montecuccoli and Ottavio Piccolomini. He served under Charles V, Duke of Lorraine during the Dutch War at the Battles of Sinsheim, Enzheim, and Mulhouse where he was subsequently captured. Later released, Caprara would relieve the siege at Offenburg in 1677, before the wars the next year.

In 1683, during the Great Turkish War, Caprara would again return to the service of Charles of Lorraine against the Turkish advance into Hungary soon winning distinction after the siege and capture of Neuhaeusel from July 7 to August 17, 1685.

At the start of the Nine Years' War, Caprara was appointed commander-in-chief of Imperial forces in northern Italy where, in 1692, he was involved in the campaign to capture the Dauphiné. Transferred to Hungary two years later, Caprara would remain commander-in-chief of Imperial forces in the region until his retirement in 1696, serving as vice president of the Imperial War Council until his death in February 1701.

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Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
February 3, 1701
Age 70