NIZETH, JOHN [SSNE 6673]
- NIZETH, NISBETH, NISBET, NIZEHT. NIETZEHT
- First name
- JOHN, JOHAN
- GERMAN or SCOT
In 1636 Johan Nizeht [Nietzeht] served as a colonel in the service of William V. landgrave of Hesse-Cassel and operated in Hoexter (Westphalia) from the 2 of June until the 17 of August. He abandoned the town with his troops, when the Imperial field-marshal Johann von Götz approached, and went to Holzminden (Lower Saxony]. Nizeht probably went to the Swedish army after the death of William V. (1637). A "John Nisbeth" served as a colonel serving in the Swedish army from 1638 to 1640 and it may be this man, or a conflation with a Scottish officer.
Sources: Swedish Riksarkiv, P. Sondén, Militärachefer i svenska arméen och deras skrivelser; Andreas NEUWÖHNER: Im Zeichen des Mars. Quellen zur Geschichte des Dreißigjährigen Krieges und des Westfälischen Friedens in den Stiften Paderborn und Corvey (Paderborn, 1998), 97f.
Dr Bernd Warlich kindly contributed information to this biography from German sources.
- SWEDEN, SWEDISH ARMY
- Arrived 1637-01-01, as COLONEL
- Departed 1640-12-31, as COLONEL
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY