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Miklós Pálffy
de Erdőd
Palatin Nikolaus Pálffy von Erdőd (Lithography by Josef Kriehuber, 1827)
Native name Miklós Pálffy
Born (1657-03-01)March 1, 1657
Died 20 February 1732(1732-02-20) (aged 74)
Place of birth Pozsony
Place of death Pozsony
Allegiance Hungary
Years of service 1681–1718
Rank Field marshal

Nikolaus VI Graf Pálffy von Erdőd (Hungarian language: VI. gróf erdődi Pálffy Miklós) (1 March 1657 – 20 February 1732) was a Hungarian nobleman, Imperial Field marshal and Palatine of Hungary.


He was the eldest son of Count Miklós IV Pálffy de Erdőd (1619–1679) and Maria Eleonora von Harrach zu Rohrau (1634–1693). János Pálffy was his younger brother.

Like his father, he pursued a military career and joined the Habsburg Army. He participated in the Battle of Vienna and the following actions, until he became commander of the Esztergom Fortress in 1687.

In 1688, he participated in the campaign against the Turks under Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and fought in the Siege of Belgrade (1688), Battle of Batočina, Battle of Niš (1689) and Battle of Slankamen.

As a reward, he became Schlosshauptmann von Pressburg (Captain of Pressburg Castle) in 1694, a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1711, Palatine of Hungary in 1713 and Field Marshal General in 1718.

As Palatine of Hungary, he organized the supply of the Army defending Hungary against the Turks. It is also to his credit that the Hungarian and Croat nobility accepted the Pragmatic Sanction so quickly.

He was died in Pozsony at the age near of 75 years.

Marriage and Children

He married in October 1680 with Katharina Elisabeth von und zu Weichs (died 1724) and had :[1]

  • Lipót I József Ignác Kálmán (1681–1720), Austrian General
  • Mária Erzsébet Filippina Borbála, (1681–1732), married Karl Cajetan de Longueval, Count of Bocquoy
  • Eleonóra Mária Teréz Bonaventura, (1682–1729), married Franz Anton von Abensberg und Traun
  • János VI József Antal Prosper (1685–1716), killed in action at the Battle of Petrovaradin
  • Ferenc III Rudolf Lõrinc (1686–1735)
  • Károly II József Miklós Rochus (1687–1720)
  • Ferenc IV Henrik Antal (1688–1689)
  • Karolina Anna Dorottya (1689–1759), married Karl Ludwig von Roggendorf
  • Ferdinánd II Vilmos Zsigmond, (1690–1694)
  • Lajos I, (1692–1693)
  • Mária Anna Ernesztina Karolina (1693–1761), married Joseph Johann Franz Anton Ungnad, Count of Weissenwolf

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