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Pappenheim, Gottfried, Graf von (1594-1632), an Imperial General in the Thirty Years' War, came of an ancient Swabian family, whose head was hereditary Marshal of the Empire. He first took service under the king of Poland, but made his reputation by his cavalry charges in the Thirty Years' War. To him the early victory of Prague (1620) was mainly due, and the suppression of the Austrian peasants' rising of 1026; but his rashness was more than once fatal to Tilly, and his Catholic zeal led to the cruel sacking of Magdeburg in 1631. He did good service under Wallenstein at Liitzen, where he was mortally wounded, but lived to hear of the death of Gustavus Adolphus.