John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), portrait by Adriaen van der Werff, oil on canvas, 1704

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John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650–1722) an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. As a soldier, his most famous victory was at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, during the War of Spanish Succession. He was well rewarded with great wealth for his military exploits. Portrait by Adriaen van der Werff, oil on canvas, 1704
Location: Painting is in the Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy