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 (wŏl′ən-stīn′, väl′ən-shtīn′), Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg. 1583-1634.
Bohemian military leader who fought for the Habsburgs during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648).
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(Biography) Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von (ˈalbrɛçt ˈvɛntsəl ɔyˈzeːbiʊs fɔn), duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg, prince of Sagan. 1583–1634, German general and statesman, born in Bohemia. As leader of the Hapsburg forces in the Thirty Years' War he won many successes until his defeat at Lützen (1632) by Gustavus Adolphus
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(ˈwɒl ənˌstaɪn)

Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von, 1583–1634, Austrian general in the Thirty Years' War.
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"It's evident he doesn't look in his glass before coming down," thought Jo, with a smile, as he said "Goot efening," and sat soberly down, quite unconscious of the ludicrous contrast between his subject and his headgear, for he was going to read her the Death of Wallenstein.
At times Coleridge did newspaper work, at which he might have succeeded; in 1800, in a burst of energy, he translated Schiller's tragedy 'Wallenstein' into English blank verse, a translation which in the opinion of most critics surpasses the original; and down to
I have geliebt und gelebet, as the girl in 'Wallenstein' says.
'Remarkable as being the scene of the death of Wallenstein, and for its numerous glass-factories and paper-mills.' Ha, ha, my boy, what do you make of that?" His eyes sparkled, and he sent up a great blue triumphant cloud from his cigarette.
Attendees of the solemn event were welcomed by COG Corrections Chiefs Committee President Arthur Wallenstein, who is also director of the Montgomery County (Md.) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, and Michael Knapp, chair of the COG Board of Directors.
The disproportionately brief discussion of Huch's historical texts would be enriched by sustained comparison with other treatments of historical material such as Der grosse Krieg in Deutschland, Wallenstein, and the later volumes of Deutsche Geschichte.
One of the most famous episodes in early modern times, the assassination of Wallenstein, is shown to be an arbitrary imperial act even if excused by the denunciation of the victim as 'notorischer Reichsrebell'.
He wrote witty, satiric poems, historical works (Histoire du siege de Dunkerque, 1649; "History of the Siege of Dunkirk"), and the unfinished work La Conspiration de Wallenstein ("The Wallenstein Conspiracy"), an excellent model of historical narrative.
Arnim was a capable general, but his employers, with the notable exception of Wallenstein, treated him poorly; he was also a skilled diplomat and negotiator and handled most of Wallenstein's negotiations with north German states; he and Wallenstein formed a close friendship, and they remained friends even when they fought on opposite sides.
A trilogy of dramas by Friedrich Schiller, including Wallensteins Lager ( Wallenstein
KARACHI -- A World Bank (WB) team headed by its Global Director Anna Wallenstein called on Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar to discuss the WB-funded Karachi Neighbourhood Improvement Project (KNIP) and possibilities of WB's future engagements, at his office on Tuesday.