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Wallenstein was a Bohemian soldier and politician who gave his services (an army of 30,000 to 100,000 men) during the Danish Period of the Thirty Years' War to Ferdinand II for no charge except the right to plunder the territories that he conquered.
He was born into minor nobility in Hermanice, Bohemia. He was educated at the school of the Brothers of the Common Life at Koschumberg and the Jesuit college at Olomouc. From 1599 he continued his education at the university of Altdorf and then at Bologna and Padua.
He then joined the army of Rudolph II in Hungary, under the command of Giorgio Basta. In 1606 he returned to Bohemia, and soon married Lucretia Nikossie von Landeck, a rich elderly widow whose estates in Moravia he inherited after her death in 1614. He soon used his wealth to win favour, offering and commanding two hundred horse for Archduke Ferdinand of Styria for his war with Venice in 1617. He married Isabella Katharina, daughter of Count Harrach, in 1617.

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Wallenstein was a Bohemian soldier and politician who gave his services (an army of 30,000 to 100,000 men) during the Danish Period of the Thirty Years' War to Ferdinand II for no charge except the right to plunder the territories that he conquered.
He was born into minor nobility in Hermanice, Bohemia. He was educated at the school of the Brothers of the Common Life at Koschumberg and the Jesuit college at Olomouc. From 1599 he continued his education at the university of Altdorf and then at Bologna and Padua.
He then joined the army of Rudolph II in Hungary, under the command of Giorgio Basta. In 1606 he returned to Bohemia, and soon married Lucretia Nikossie von Landeck, a rich elderly widow whose estates in Moravia he inherited after her death in 1614. He soon used his wealth to win favour, offering and commanding two hundred horse for Archduke Ferdinand of Styria for his war with Venice in 1617. He married Isabella Katharina, daughter of Count Harrach, in 1617. More...

 
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