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Sir Benedict Munro, Baron von Meikeldorf was a Scottish soldier of the English and Scottish Civil War who settled in Germany during the mid 17th century. He is believed to have been born between 1615 and 1630.
Benedict was in the prime of his life when he fought in the royalist army at the Battle of Worcester in 1651 against the army of Oliver Cromwell. The royalists were defeated, however Benedict escaped to Germany. He grew to become Baron Benedict von Meikeldorf, lord of a petty German dukedom, the like of which once divided the country. In 1900 his descendants still held a baronial state there.