Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher


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Noun1.Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher - Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)
full general, general - a general officer of the highest rank
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Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher was 73 years old when he lead a cavalry charge against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, while notorious British Admiral Lord Thomas Cochrane hoisted his flag aboard warships until he retired from active service in 1854 at the age of 79.
Proposed additions The Prince Blucher pub, in Stafford Street, Walsall which is a three-storey, 19th century building deriving its name from Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, who led the Prussian army to help defeat the French at Waterloo in 1815Two almshouses in Bath Street, Walsall, which were founded in 1519 and rebuilt in 1873.
Clausewitz points out, for example, that in the February 1814 campaign against France, the allies' COG lay more with Prussia's Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher than with Austria's Prince Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, even though the latter had a larger army (140,000) than the former (100,000).