- Count Jo·han Tser·claes von [yoh-hahn tser-klahs fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn tsɛrˈklɑs fən/, 1559–1632, German general in the Thirty Years' War.
- Also Til·lie. a female given name, form of Matilda.
Examples from the Web for tilly
Historical Examples of tilly
Tilly was to have gone also at that time, but had found it impossible to get away.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
No reconnaissance had been made in the direction of Tilly and Wavre.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
And why so, as the dragoons of Tilly are still at their post?
They say that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horse to withdraw.
You will not have to walk far, as I have my coach near the pond, behind Tilly's dragoons.
- Count Johan Tserclaes von (joˈhɑn tsɛrˈklas fɔn). 1559–1632, Flemish soldier, who commanded the army of The Catholic League (1618–32) and the imperial forces (1630–32) in the Thirty Years' War