Guidobald graf von Starhemberg
Guido Graf von Starhemberg was the son of Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg (1638-1701), the famous commander of Vienna during the Turkish siege of 1683. Guido was also present in Vienna at the time as ADC to his father, and followed him and later Eugen in battles against the Turcs. In the Spanish Succession war Starhemberg fought in Italy and Spain.
It was particularyly in Spain that Starhemberg performed very well. He was (or is) critisised for not going to Stanhope's aid fast enough when that Englishman was at Brihuega. The fact is however that Stanhope made the initial mistakes, and Starhemberg held his own at Villa Viciosa, making it seem to me this accusation comes from a nationalistic point of view.
- 1703: Commanding in Italy when Eugen was in Vienna
- 1704: Field marshal
- 1708: Supreme commander of the Austrians in Spain
- xxxx: Viceroy of Spain for Charles III in Barcelona
- 1713: leaves Barcelona according to the neutrality act of 14 May 1713
- 1716-1718: President of the Hofkriegsrat when Eugen was commanding in the field.
- 17xx: Governor of Slavonia up to his death
- 1683: Present at the battle of Vienna
- 1686: Present at the siege of Ofen
- 1687: Present at the battle of Mohacs
- 1688: Present in the assault on Belgrade
- 1691: Present at the battle of Slankamen
- 1697: Present at the battle of Zenta
- 1702: Commands the left wing at Luzarra in August
- 1703: Supreme commander in Italy
- 1710: Wins a tactical victory at Brihuega