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Altan, Karl August, son of a Hanoverian Baron, born 1763. In 1803 he entered the British service, and during the Peninsular War he distinguished himself highly at Albuera, Salamanca, the frontier engagements, and Toulouse. He commanded a division at Waterloo, and fought admirably at Quatre Bras. He returned to Hanover, became Minister of War, and died in 1840.