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Blücher, Gebhard Leberecht von

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Gebhard Leberecht von ( 1742–1819 ) Prussian field-marshal , whose victories were due more to dash and energy than to military tactics. Forced to surrender to the French in 1806 , he helped to re-create his country’s opposition to Napoleon , and was commander-in-chief of the armies in their victory at Leipzig in 1813 . The following year he led the invasion of France, gaining a major victory at Laon, which led to the overthrow of Napoleon. He retired to Silesia, only to be recalled when Napoleon returned. His intervention at a late stage of the...

Blücher, Gebhard Leberecht von

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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..., Gebhard Leberecht von (Rostock, 1742–1819 , Krieblowitz, Silesia), Prussian field-marshal (Generalfeldmarschall), first served as an officer of Swedish cavalry. During the Seven Years War he transferred to the Prussian army, serving in a hussar regiment. In 1770 he left the army, incurring the displeasure of Friedrich II of Prussia . He returned to the army under Friedrich Wilhelm II in 1787 , and distinguished himself in the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793–4 ( see Revolutionskriege ). He rose rapidly to general's rank and in 1806 fought at...

Gebhard Lebrecht Blücher

Gebhard Lebrecht Blücher  

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(1742–1819)Prussian field-marshal, whose victories were due more to dash and energy than to military tactics. Forced to surrender to the French in 1806, he helped to re-create his country's ...
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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