The New International Encyclopædia/Louis William I.
LOUIS WILLIAM I., Margrave of Baden-Baden (1655-1707). He was the son of Ferdinand Maximilian, heir to the throne of Baden. He was born in Paris, brought up in Baden, and served under Montecuculi against the French. After the Treaty of Nimeguen (1678), he fought against the Turks, in 1683 at Vienna, in 1689 at Nissa, in 1690 in Transylvania, in 1691 at Slankamen. In 1693 he was on the Rhine, captured Heidelberg, and fought in Alsace. During the War of the Spanish Succession he served under Marlborough, and became field-marshal in 1704. He was an excellent military engineer.