Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von

Born: Dec 16, 1742 AD
Died: 1819 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Marshal

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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