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Postby K.Kocjancic on 24 Aug 2003 17:29

Hint: He was from Slovenia.
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Ulrich

Postby Octavianus on 24 Aug 2003 23:45

Ave Kocjo,

Who was Ulrik Celjski and what was his fate? Bonus Question: Who was responsible for his death?


It was Graf Ulrich von Cilli and not Ulrik Celjski. :D

He was the last male nobleman of his family, murdered by a Hungarian count Koloman Hunyadi (sp??) in Belgrade, thus marking the end of the glorious family from Cilli, who were direct rivals of the Habsburgs.

Hope this helps,

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Frage

Postby Octavianus on 24 Aug 2003 23:50

And now my "one million $" question:

What was the name of the cavalry commander who has said the following words to his Commanding General ******* (question No.2):

"Non omnia eidem di dederunt. Vincere scis, *******, victoria uti nescis.

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Postby David Lehmann on 24 Aug 2003 23:54

Tum Maharbal to Hannibal.

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Hannibal

Postby Octavianus on 25 Aug 2003 11:59

Ave Davidus the Gaul,

Tum Maharbal to Hannibal.


You're unbeatable. Of course te answer is correct. :wink:

I think it is your turn now.

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Postby David Lehmann on 25 Aug 2003 14:41

Well, I was waiting for my million $ in fact, that's all :)
hu ... I am not very skilled in pre-WW2 but it is for the moment the single "quizz" thread in which I managed to step in quickly enough to participate :lol:

--> During which famous battle of the XVIIe century did the French Viscount of Turenne command to several Cromwell's English troops ?

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Postby K.Kocjancic on 25 Aug 2003 14:46

The Second Battle of the Dunes 14/06/1658?
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Postby Dan on 25 Aug 2003 14:58

Wasn't it, ironically enough, at Dunkirk?
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Postby David Lehmann on 25 Aug 2003 15:08

Exactly Kocjo and Dan ! :)

http://www.geocities.com/ao1617/Dunes58uk.html

On June 14th 1658, during the battle of the Dunes, a decisive engagement fought near Dunkirk, the Viscount of Turenne commanded its French troops but also 4 English infantry batallions from Cromwell's troops. It was a military victory of French and English forces attacking Spanish forces near Dunkirk (then in the Spanish Netherlands). The victory led to the surrender of Dunkirk by Spain and to the conclusion of the Peace of the Pyrenees by France and Spain (1659). English and Portuguese forces then defeated Spain at Montes Claros and Villa Viciosa, ensuring Portuguese independence (1665).

On the French side (Turenne) : about 15000 men
- 57 French cavalry squadrons
- 19 Infantry batallions (with 4 English infantry batallions and 2 swiss guards batallions)
- musketeers detachments
- 5 artillery pieces

losses : 500 men

On the Spanish side (Don John of Austria ) : about 14000 men
- 62 Spanish cavalry squadrons
- 13.5 Infantry battalions (with 3 English royalist batallions, 2 Irish batallions, 3 Walloon batallions)

losses : 6000 men (3000 to 4000 POW)

The Peace of the Pyrenees ended the war between France and Spain that, continuing after the Peace of Westphalia (end of the Thirty years war), had been complicated by French intervention in the revolt of the Catalans (1640-52) and by Spanish intervention in the Fronde. Together with the Peace of Westphalia, it marked the rise of France as the dominant European power. France received Roussillon and extensive territories in Flanders, while its Spanish border was set at the Pyrenees. A marriage contract between Louis XIV and Marie Thérèse, daughter of Philip IV of Spain, was included in the terms. The infanta renounced her claims to the Spanish throne in consideration of a large payment. The nonpayment of that dowry was the occasion for the War of Devolution and, indirectly, the War of the Spanish succession.

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Postby K.Kocjancic on 25 Aug 2003 15:20

I guess, it's my turn again.

Which Slovenian knight, well known by his military skills, is known as Slovenian Robin Hood?
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Postby Tolga Alkan on 25 Aug 2003 16:44

Erazem Lueger.
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Postby K.Kocjancic on 25 Aug 2003 17:25

Tolga Alkan wrote:Erazem Lueger.


Correct!

Slovenian name is Erazem Predjamski.


BTW. He was killed, while was he in "toilet" - john.


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Postby Tolga Alkan on 25 Aug 2003 18:12

Which German General was the inspector general of the Turkish army and was heavily involved in its reorganisation in 1913 and as the Great War had began he became commander of the Turkish First Army?He weared Turkish uniforms in his service times in Turkey.

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Postby K.Kocjancic on 25 Aug 2003 18:22

Otto Liman von Sanders
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Postby Tolga Alkan on 25 Aug 2003 19:05

Correct!

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