Rudolf Ludwig Cäsar von Auerswald
(01.09.1795 - 15.01.1866)
place of birth: Marienwerder, Westpreußen (Kwidzyn,
Rudolf von Auerswald served as Prussian Minister President (Prime
Minister) and Foreign Minister for a brief period in 1848. He was born
and raised in West Preussen (present-day Poland) as a member of the
Meissen nobility, but spent much of his youth in Königsberg.
Auerswald served in a cavalry regiment as part of Napoleon's 1812
invasion of Russia, seeing action in Livonia and Courland. His brother Alfred was also a Prussian politician, and his brother Hans
served as a Prussian general officer.