Friedrich August Peter von
(19.06.1775 - 12.11.1854)
place of birth: Aurich, Ostfriesland
Preußen: KG, General der Kavallerie
Peter von Colomb was a Prussian cavalry
general who began his military career in 1792 by joining the Zieten
Hussars Regiment Nr 3 in Berlin. He participated in the 1806 conflict in
Thuringia and defense of Lübeck along with his brother-in-law Gebhard
von Blücher. Colomb was married to Wilhelmine von Stosch from 1808 to
1824, with whom he had one daughter and four sons (Enno and Otto later
served as Prussian generals). He later was wed to Maria Henriette von
Stosch, and their son Karl served as a Prussian general as well.
In 1829, von Colomb was promoted to Generalmajor and received
command of the 12th Cavalry Brigade in Neiße. As a Generalleutnant, he
was appointed in 1841 as Commandant of Berlin and Chief of the
Landesgendarmerie, and in 1841 he was transferred to Posen to succeed
Karl von Grolman as commander of Fifth Army Corps. He retired from
active duty in 1849 at the rank of General der Kavallerie, living in Königsberg
until his death in 1854.
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