Famous persons

Here is an overview of important people of the Hanseatic League.

Friedrich zu Solms-Rödelheim / First military leader of the Hanse

1574 - 1649

Solms-Rödelheim was born in 1574 in Frankfurt as heir of Count Rödelheim. His first employment was in 1608 by multiple hanseatic cities where he has been employed as career officer and leader of the mercenary soldiers. In 1615 he successfully commanded the hanseatic troops during the battle for the city of Braunschweig against Duke Friedrich Ulrich.