Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

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Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

contemporary portrait (ca. 1815-1819)
Born December 16, 1742(1742-12-16)
Rostock, Duchy o Mecklenburg
Dee'd September 12, 1819(1819-09-12) (agit 76)
Krieblowitz, Silesia Province (now Krobielowice in Poland)
Allegiance Sweden, Prussia
Years o service 1758–1815
Rank Flag of the Kingdom of Prussia (1803-1892).svgGeneralfeldmarschall
Battles/wars Seven Years' War, Napoleonic Wars

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Fürst von Wahlstatt (German pronunciation: [ˈɡɛphaɐ̯t ˈleːbəʁɛçt fɔn ˈblʏçɐ]; December 16, 1742 – September 12, 1819), Graf (count), later elevatit tae Fürst (prince) von Wahlstatt, wis a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) who led his airmy against Napoleon I at the Battle o the Nations at Leipzig in 1813 an at the Battle o Waterloo in 1815 wi the Duke o Wellington. The honorary citizen o Berlin, Hamburg an Rostock bore the nickname "Marschall Vorwärts" ("Marshal Forwards") acause o his approach tae warfare.