London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
GALLAS, Matthias, Count of Campo and Duke of Lucera (1584-1647, captain in the Catholic League). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent, n.p. [Schondorf], n.d. , in Italian, one page, folio (endorsed by recipient on verso). Provenance: the Albin Schram Collection.
A request for his correspondent to take care of the sister, son and possessions of Colonel George Christoph von Taupadel the commander of the Swedish army, 'mi fava favore, che sia tenuto cura della sorella figlio et Robba de Tubadel'.
An episode in the Thirty Years War: Gallas took part in the siege and destruction of Schondorf where the Swedish army in which Taupadel served was routed by the Imperial forces in September 1634. Taupadel avenged the defeat in 1642, after Gallas, who had joined the conspiracy against Wallenstein, had succeeded to the command of the Imperial army.
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