Portrait of Claudio Lamoral Principe di Ligne


Engraving, portrait of Claudio Lamoral. 17th century engraving with the portrait of Claudio Lamoral. The image is 19 x 16 cm, the sheet is 24 x 17.5 cm. The sheet is glued on laid paper and has old notes on the back.

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Claude Lamoral (Beloeil, October 8, 1618 – Madrid, December 21, 1679) was a noble, military and Spanish politician of Flemish origin, III Prince of Ligne, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Prince of Epinoy, Marquis de Roubaix and Count of Fauquemberg, among other titles, Great of Spain and Knight of the Golden Fleece (1646). He served Philip IV of Spain, was General Captain of the Spanish Cavalry of Flanders, viceroy of Sicily (1670-1674) and governor of the state of Milan (1674-1678). He succeeded his brother Albert Henri (1615-1641), as heir to the Principality of Ligne. He married his sister-in-law, the widow of Albert Henri, in 1642, Claire Marie Nassau-Siegen, countess of Nassau (Brussels, October 1621 – Beloeil, September 2, 1695). It was from 1649 to 1669, the Captain General of the Spanish Cavalry in Flanders, which meant the third in military command after the Captain General and the Governor of the Arms. In 1660, he represented with great dignity the king of Spain before the court English of Charles II. He was viceroy of Sicily (1670-1674), where he was responsible for fortifying the coast in defense of attacks by pirates and Turks, who captured and enslaved the natives. He was then appointed Governor of the Duchy from Milan (1674-1678).


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