John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier(1680-1770), Field Marshal
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Ligonier, a Protestant, fled France for Dublin in 1697. In 1702, he became British and served in the war against the French. Universally respected for his ability and integrity as a soldier, he rose through the army. By the Seven Years' War, in 1757, he was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and a close confidant of King George II.
by Unknown artist
etching, circa 1766-1787