Arnold Joost van Keppel; 1669-1718; 1st Earl Albemarle, courtier and soldier

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Arnold Joost van Keppel; 1669-1718; 1st Earl Albemarle, courtier and soldier

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Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st earl of Albemarle (1669/70-1718), courtier and army officer, was born in 1669 or 1670, probably in Gelderland, United Provinces, and was probably baptized on 30 January 1670 at Zutphen in Gelderland, the son of Osewalt van Keppel, lord of Voorst (d 1685), and his wife, Reinira Anna Geertruid van Lintelo tot de Mars. Accompanied William, prince of Orange, to England in 1688 and became a leading advisor to the king. Fought in the duke of Marlborough's campaigns in the Low Countries during the War of the Spanish Succession. On the death of Queen Anne in 1714 Albemarle was sent by the states general to George I with congratulations on his accession to the throne of Great Britain.


Gelderland, The Netherlands

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Created on: 27/07/2007 by Droek




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