Philipp Friedrich Karl Ferdinand Freiherr von Müffling  
genannt Weiß
(12.06.1775 - 16.01.1851)
place of birth:  Halle a.d. Saale, Provinz Sachsen  (Prussian Saxony)

Königreich Preußen:  Generalstabschef,  Generalfeldmarschall

                          


Prussian Chief of General Staff
Karl Freiherr von
Müffling began his military career as a Junker in the Fusilier Battalion "von Schenck." As a lieutenant, he worked on the Prussian General Staff (1802-03) and later as a captain (1805). He saw action at Leipzig in 1814 and fought with Wellington's staff in 1815. He then served as military governor of Paris for about five months before working on Gneisenau's staff as deputy quartermaster. Müffling succeeded Rühle von Lilienstern as Chief of General Staff (1821-29) and was president of the state council (1838-47). He died in Erfurt on 16 January 1851.


     

Generalstabschef  .......... 11.01.1821  -  21.01.1829

Generalfeldmarschall ... 07.10.1847

Pour le Mérite ................. 09.04.1814  (Eichenlaub:  09.04.1814)