Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von
Born: Dec 16, 1742 AD
Died: 1819 AD, at 76 years of age.
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).
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