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The New International Encyclopædia
Browne, Maximilian Ulysses
Edition of 1905. See also Maximilian Ulysses Browne on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BROWNE, Maximilian Ulysses, Count von (1705-57). An Austrian field-marshal, son of an expatriated Irish Jacobite. He was born in Basel, entered the Austrian service in 1717, and after fighting against the Turks (1737-39), served in Silesia. He commanded the right wing against Frederick the Great at the battle of Mollwitz (1741), where Frederick won his first victory in the Silesian War. During the Seven Years' War he was again defeated by Frederick at Lobositz (1756), and at Prague, where he was mortally wounded. Count von Browne was one of the most distinguished field-marshals in the army of Maria Theresa. Frederick the Great was wont to speak of him as his ‘teacher in the art of war.’