Plan of the Austrian and French armies near Heilbronn in 1693
Carte Particuliere de l’armee de l’Empereur dans les lignes D’Hailbron a l’aproche de l’armée de Mgr. le Dauphin en 1693.
- Publication date: 1693
- Physical description: Manuscript plan with original hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, key to plan lower right, inset plan of Heilbron upper right.
- Dimensions: 200 by 385mm. (7.75 by 15.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2738
Charles Louis d’Albert de Luynes (1717–1771) was a French nobleman and member of the House of Albert. He was the fifth Duke of Luynes as well as Duke of Chevreuse.
He took part in the war in 1733 in the War of the Polish Succession. He also took part in campaigns in 1735 and 1745, the latter in the War of the Austrian Succession, and was injured in combat at Sahay at the head of the Dragoons. He participated in the attack of Prague in 1742, and also assisted in various sieges and battles of the era.
In 1754, he was created a Colonel General of the Dragoons. From 1757 to 1771, he was the Gouverneur de Paris (Military governor of Paris), an ancient and prestigious rank representing the king in the capital. He also was created a Knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit at Versailles on 2 February 1759.
He died in Paris in his Hôtel. He was buried at the Chapelle de Saint Jean l’Évangeliste at the Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris.