Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel Graf Tauentzien von Wittenberg
(18.04.1760 - 21.03.1824)
place of birth:  Kreis Lauenburg, Pommern  (Lebork, Poland)

Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie

                          


One of King Friedrich Wilhelm II's
closest confidants, Bogislav von Tauentzien took part in the 1793 campaign against France as a young military officer. He led troops at Jena as a Generalmajor, thereafter taking command of the Brandenburg Brigade where he busied himself with the reorganization of the Prussian Army. He also headed up a corps during engagements at Grossbeeren and Dennewitz, helping to defeat Napoleon during the 1813 occupation of the fortresses at Torgau and Wittenberg. General von Tauentzien later commanded Prussia's VI. Army Corps, as well as III. Army Corps. In 1889, the Brandenburg Infantry Regiment Nr. 20 was renamed in Tauentzien's honor.

     

General der Infanterie .. 00.08.1813

Großkreuz des EK ......... 26.01.1814

Pour le Mérite ................. 13.12.1792