Episode 2.10 - Eugene of Savoy

Despite being born in one of the most powerful families in France, court intrigues kept Prince Eugene of Savoy from being able to join the military. So he left for Vienna before the age of 20 to join the Austrian military. He spent the next 50 years commanding forces for the Holy Roman Empire, became one of France's greatest enemies, and Austria's greatest general

Sources:

  • G.B. Malleson, Prince Eugene of Savoy
  • Paul R. Sweet, "Prince Eugene of Savoy and Central Europe." The American Historical Review, 1951
  • Kenneth P Czech, "War of Spanish Succession: Battle of Turin." Military History, 1998
  • Ciro Paoletti, "Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Toulon Expedition of 1707, and the English Historians." The Journal of Military History, 2006
  • Winston Churchill, Marlborough, His Life and Times, 1933

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