Friedrich Heinrich Ernst Graf
(13.04.1784 - 01.11.1877)
place of birth: Stettin, Pommern (Szczecin,
Prussian count and field marshal who
began his career as a cavalry commander fighting in revolutionary
France. "Papa Wrangel" commanded II. Army Corps of the German
Confederation during the First Schleswig War of 1848. Later that
same year, he was called to Berlin in order to put down the 1848
Revolutions, a feat he accomplished without any blood being shed.
General von Wrangel then devoted his service time to revitalizing
the Prussian cavalry forces. He was promoted to field marshal in 1856
and was appointed commander-in-chief of Austrian/ Prussian forces during
the Second Schleswig War of 1864. The old field marshal later
served as a military advisor during both the Austro-Prussian War
of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71. He died in Berlin
in November of 1877.
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