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Dampierre, Henri Duval Graf von#

b. near Metz (France), 1580, d. in battle near Bratislava, Slovakia (then Pressburg), Oct. 8, 1620. General. 1604-1605 served as imperial officer in Hungary and Siebenbuergen; 1616-1617 commander in war against Venice and 1619 against "Bohemian Rebels"; fell in battle against Hungarian rival king Bethlen Gábor. On June 5, 1619, D.'s cuirassiers saved Ferdinand  II during difficult negotiations with the Protestant Estates in the Hofburg Imperial Court Palace; commanders of this regiment were thus granted access to the emperor and his regiment was allowed to enter the Hofburg at all times.