Illustrious French general who rose to Marshal General of France (1611-1675) whose military exploits over the course of five decades earned him a reputation as one of the greatest military commanders in modern history; he was killed by an Imperial cannonball at the Battle of Salzbach, in present-day Germany, in June 1675. Extremely rare LS in French, signed “Turenne,” one page, 7 x 9.5, May 4, 1675. Untranslated handwritten letter by Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne as Marshal General of France ("maréchal général des camps et armées du roi"), regarding a military campaign in Germany. Retains a red wax seal impressed with his coat of arms to the left side. In very good condition, with heavy and diagonal horizontal creasing throughout, scattered small stains, and a small hole to the first line of text. A scarce and highly sought-after historical autograph.
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