Frederick, 1st Duke of Schomberg, 1690 (c)
Pastel drawing, attributed to Michael Dahl, 1690 (c).
Schomberg (1615-1690) was German, but served as an officer in the Swedish, Dutch, French, Portuguese forces, as well as various German armies. He was King William III's second-in-command during the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The following year he was rewarded with a peerage and became a Knight of the Garter. You can see the blue sash of the Order in the picture, which may have been commissioned to mark his elevation. He commanded William's armies on their expedition to Ireland, and was killed at the age of 75 while rallying his troops at the Battle of the Boyne (1690).
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