(Waldstein; Valdstejn; 15831634). Duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg; Prince of Sagan; Austrian gen.; b. Hermanic, Boh. (now Czechoslovakia), on the Elbe, near Arnau, of Luth. parents; became RC but without deep religious convictions; lost his estates when Boh. became Prot. in the Thirty* Years' War. Commander imperial armies 1625; removed 1630; recalled 1632; defeated by Gustavus* II at Lützen 1632; assassinated February 25, 1634.
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