Wilhelm Reinhard, Graf von Neipperg

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Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg

Birthdate: (89)
Death: May 26, 1774 (89)
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Eberhard Friedrich Freiherr von Neipperg and Margaretha Lucretia von Hornberg
Husband of Maria Franziska von Khevenhüller-Frankenburg
Father of Johanna Juliana Christiana Josepha Gf von Neipperg; Leopold Josef Johann Nepomuk von Neipperg and Maria Wilhelmina von Neipperg
Half brother of Marianne Elisabeth von Neipperg

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About Wilhelm Reinhard, Graf von Neipperg


Count Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg (27 May 1684 – 26 May 1774) was an Austrian general.

Born in Schwaigern, he descended from an ancient comital family from Swabia, his father Count Eberhard Friedrich von Neipperg (1655–1725) having been an Imperial field marshal. He spent his boyhood in Vienna and in 1702 joined the Imperial service. He was a Obristlieutnant in his father's regiment in 1709, and by 1715 was a colonel. He distinguished himself at Temesvar in 1716 and at Belgrade in 1717.

After fighting against the Turks, he renounced his military career in order to attend to the education of Prince Francis of Lorraine, the future Holy Roman Emperor. Neipperg was with Fieldmarshal Wallis, at the Battle of Grocka and negotiated the Peace of Belgrade (1739). Two years later, during the War of Austrian Succession, he commanded the Austrian Army which was defeated at the Battle of Mollwitz by Frederick II of Prussia.


His daughter, Maria Wilhelmina von Neipperg, became mistress of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. His grandson Adam Albert von Neipperg married Napoleon's widow Marie Louise.

He died at Vienna in 1774.

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Wilhelm Reinhard, Graf von Neipperg's Timeline

May 27, 1684
February 16, 1727
Age 42
March 27, 1728
Age 43
Schwaigern, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
April 30, 1738
Age 53
May 26, 1774
Age 89
Vienna, Vienna, Austria