Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz[1] (1 Juin 1780 – 16 November 1831)[2] wis a Proushie general an militar theorist that stressed the "moral" (meanin, in modren terms, psychological) an poleetical aspects o war.

Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz
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Portrait while in Proushie service, bi Karl Wilhelm Wach
Born1 Juin 1780(1780-06-01)
Burg bei Magdeburg, Proushie (nou Germany)
Dee'd16 November 1831(1831-11-16) (aged 51)
Breslau, Proushie (nou Wrocław, Poland)
Allegiance Proushie
 Roushie Empire (1812–1813)
Service/branchProushie Cavalry Officer Airmy
Years o service1792–1831
UnitRoushie-German Legion (III Corps)
Commands heldKriegsakademie
Battles/warsFrench Revolutionary Wars

Napoleonic Wars


  1. In German personal names, von is a preposeetion that approximately means o or frae an uisually denotes some sort o nobility. While von (ayeweys lawer case) is pairt o the faimily name or territorial designation, nae a first or middle name, gin the noble is referred tae bi surname alane in Scots, use Schiller or Clausewitz or Goethe, nae von Schiller, etc.
  2. Bassford, Christopher (2002). "Clausewitz and his Works" at Retrieved 2007-06-30.