Person:James Keith (10)

James Francis Edward Keith
b.11 Jun 1696
d.14 Oct 1758
  1. George Keith, 10th Earl Marischalabt 1692 - 1778
  2. James Francis Edward Keith1696 - 1758
  3. Lady Anne Keith
  • HJames Francis Edward Keith1696 - 1758
  • WEva Merthen1723 - 1811
Facts and Events
Name James Francis Edward Keith
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Jun 1696
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Eva Merthen
Death[1] 14 Oct 1758
Reference Number? Q215996?

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James Francis Edward Keith (11 June 1696 – 14 October 1758) was a Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal. As a Jacobite he took part in a failed attempt to restore the Stuart Monarchy to Britain. When this failed, he fled to Europe, living in France, and then Spain. He joined the Spanish and eventually the Russian armies and fought in the Anglo-Spanish War (1727) and the Russo-Swedish War (1741–1743). In the latter he participated in the conquest of Finland and became its viceroy. Subsequently, he participated in the coup d'état that put Elizabeth of Russia on the throne.

He subsequently served in the Prussian army under Frederick the Great, where he distinguished himself in several campaigns. He died during the Seven Years' War at the Battle of Hochkirch. He received the Black Eagle Order and is memorialized on the Equestrian statue of Frederick the Great.

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