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Anton von Zach

Austrian general

Died when: 79 years 161 days (953 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Anton von Zach

Anton Freiherr von Zach (IPA: [za:x]) (14 June 1747 – 22 November 1826) was an Austrian General with Hungarian ancestors, who enlisted in the army of Habsburg Austria and fought against the First French Republic.

In the French Revolutionary Wars, he gained prominence as a staff officer.Still on active service during the Napoleonic Wars, he fought in the 1805 and 1809 wars.

He was not given combat assignments after 1809.Zach held the office of army chief of staff during the 1796, 1799, and 1800 campaigns.

In the latter year, he played an important role at the Battle of Marengo, where he was captured.During the Napoleonic Wars he was again chief of staff of the Army of Italy in 1805.

In 1809 he commanded a division in the Italian theatre.After 1809, the Austrian military employed him as a fortress commandant.He was Proprietor (Inhaber) of an Austrian infantry regiment from 1807 until his death.

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