Starhemberg, Ernst Rüdiger Graf, * 1638
Count Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg, engraving by J. le Pautre
Starhemberg, Count Ernst Rüdiger, b. Graz (Styria), Jan. 12, 1638, d. Vienna, June 7, 1701, field marshal, cousin of Count Guido Starhemberg. Municipal Commander of Vienna at the time of the Turkish Sieges of Vienna in 1683; successful defence until the arrival of the relief army; 1691 President of the Court Council of War; tomb (by J. E. Fischer von Erlach) in the ´Schottenkirche´ church in Vienna.
Literature: A. Thürheim, Feldmarschall E. R. v. S., 1882.