Karl Georg Albrecht Ernst von Hake
(08.08.1768 - 19.05.1835)
place of birth: Gut Flatow bei Kremmen, Brandenburg
Prussian General of
Infantry and War Minister who served as a page for Frederick the
Great at the age of twelve. He began his military career in 1785 in the
Guards Regiment. Hake later distinguished himself during the
revolutionary wars, winning the Pour le Merite for his efforts at
Pirmasens. He was wounded in 1814 at Leipzig and was
awarded two iron cross medals. He succeeded Scharnhorst as War Minister
(1810-13), serving simultaneously as Chief of General Staff under
Friedrich Wilhelm III. He again served as War Minister from
1819 to 1833. He died near Naples, Italy on 19 May 1835.
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