Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher


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Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)

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Finally, although General Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher has been revered for two hundred years as Marschall Vorwarts, it was General Friedrich Wilhelm von Bulow's corps that reinforced the Russian army to fifty thousand men in early 1813, and it was Bulow again who later defeated Marshal Nicolas Oudinot's corps at Luckau (64, 109).
The French numbered about seventy - two thousand; the combined forces of the British, the Dutch, and the Germans, under Arthur Wellesley, duke of Wellington, numbered about sixty - seven thousand; the Prussians, under Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, made an additional fifty thousand.
Proposed additions: n The Prince Blucher pub, in Stafford Street, Walsall, which is a three-storey, 19th century building deriving its name from Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, who led the Prussian army to help defeat the French at Waterloo in 1815