Anton. Frgr. von Zach.K.K. General Major. Geb. zu Pesth. d. 14ten Iun. 1748.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 140 x 89mm (5½ x 3½").
Anton Freiherr von Zach (1748-1826) the Hungarian military officer. He joined the Austrian army and saw active service during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. He played an important role at the Battle of Marengo, but was captured. In 1809 he was appointed fortress commander and was Proprietor of the Austrian Infantry Regiment #15. He was awarded the Military Order of Maria Theresa and the Order of Leopold. Astronomer. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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