General Robert Douglas ~ Soldier

Robert Douglas (17 March 1611, Standingstone, Haddingtonshire, Scotland – 28 May 1662, Stockholm, Sweden), Count of Skenninge, Friherre of Skalby, was a Scottish-born Field Marshal (1657-62) in the Swedish army, and a commander in later stages of Thirty Years’ War. His father, Patrick Douglas, was the second son of William Douglas of Whittinghame. Douglas received the Nunnery at Zeven a few miles from Buxtehude as a reward for his Swedish services.