Engraving, with large margins. Plate 131 x 89mm. 5¼ x 3½".
Ludwig Pfyffer (1524-1594), the Swiss military leader, spokesman for Roman Catholic interests in the cantons, chief magistrate of Lucerne, as elected in 1571, and probably one of the most important Swiss political figures of the latter half of the 16th century. He is remembered for safely leading the royal family of Charles IX from Meaux to Paris whilst under Huguenot attack in 1567. He also formed a Swiss alliance with Spain against the accession of Henry of Navarre to the French throne.
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