[Netherlands] General Ginckle.
Publish'd as the Act directs 1. May 1799.
Stipple with small margins. Platemark: 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½").
Godert de Ginkell, 1st Earl of Athlone, (1630 - 1703) was a Dutch military general in the service of England. He entered the Dutch cavalry as an officer, receiving his first commission at the age of 12 and in 1688, he accompanied William, Prince of Orange, in his expedition to England, the 'Glorious Revolution' which deposed James II. General Ginkell was entrusted with the conduct of the war in Ireland and took command in the spring of 1691. For his efforts he received the formal thanks of the House of Commons, and was given the titles of 1st Earl of Athlone and Baron of Aughrim. Ginkell was succeeded in 1703 by his eldest son the 2nd earl (1668 - 1719), a distinguished soldier in the reigns of William III and Queen Anne.
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