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Sir Charles Alten, Count von Alten (1764-1840), Hanoverian general

Sitter in 3 portraits
Karl Freiherr von Alten was a Hanoverian professional soldier who joined the British service after the French conquest of Hanover in 1803. He served as a divisional commander during the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, where he was wounded. Many Hanoverians fought with Wellington, notably in the formidable King's German Legion. Von Alten became a Field Marshal in the reconstituted Hanoverian army.

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1914(1)

Sir Charles Alten, Count von Alten

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(1)

D42614

Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
NPG D42614