1742 – Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher was born on the 16th of December in Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany. German marshal against Napoleon.
1786 – He was reinstated as a major in his old regiment.
1787 – Blücher took part in the expedition to the Netherlands.
1788 – He was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
1789 – Received Prussia’s highest military order, the Pour le Mérite.
1793-1794 – He distinguished himself in cavalry actions against the French, and for his success at Kirrweiler he was promoted to major general.
1794 – Became colonel of the Red Hussars.
1801 – He was promoted lieutenant general.
1805-1806 – One of the leaders of the war party in Prussia, and served as a cavalry general in the disastrous campaign of the latter year.
1812 – He expressed himself so openly on the alliance of Russia with France.
1813 – He was again placed in high command, and he was present at Lützen and Bautzen.
1819 – Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher died on 12th of September in Graf (Count).