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