Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow Graf von Dennewitz
(16.02.1755 - 25.02.1816)
place of birth:  Falkenberg/Altmark, Provinz Sachsen (Pruss. Saxony)

Königreich Preußen:  General der Infanterie

                          

Prussian count and General der Infanterie, Friedrich Wilhelm was the elder brother of the military theorist Dietrich von Bülow. He additionally had the reputation of being Field Marshal Gebhard von Blücher's most capable military officer. 

Graf von Bülow was the only commander at that time who never lost a battle. As a divisional commander and General-Lieutenant, he fought in battles at Möckern, Halle, and Grossbeeren; he also lead the defeat of Marshal Oudinot at Luckau (all engagements in the year 1813). In September of 1813, General-Lieutenant Bülow von Dennewitz headed up the troops which repulsed French forces under Marshal Ney at Dennewitz, and was thus recognized as the savior of Berlin. Serving under Field Marshal von Blücher in 1814, Bülow von Dennewitz distinguished himself by thwarting Napoleon's attack at Laon.  In 1815, as general of infantry and IV. Corps commander, his troops led the Prussian effort against Napoleon's right wing at Waterloo.

     

General der Infanterie ..... 03.06.1814

Großkreuz des EK ............ 15.09.1813

Pour le Mérite .................... 06.09.1813