Friedrich Heinrich Ernst Graf von Wrangel
(13.04.1784 - 01.11.1877)
place of birth:  Stettin, Pommern  (Szczecin, Poland)

Königreich Preußen:  OBH,  Generalfeldmarschall  (Kav)

                          

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.

     

Generalfeldmarschall ... 15.08.1856

Eisernes Kreuz II ............ Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

Pour le Mérite .................. 00.00.1807