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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Some 48,000 men were led by the hard-drinking Gebhard von Blucher, 72, who called them "My children"
The battle near Brussels in June 1815 was fought between the French under the command of Napoleon and the Allied armies commanded by Wellington from Britain and General Gebhard von Blucher from Prussia.
4) Meanwhile, Prussian troops under Field Marshal Gebhard von Blucher attacked the French from the extreme right of the battlefield.
Under the command of the Dublin-born, Anglo-Irish aristocrat the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian general Gebhard von Blucher, a coalition of the forces of the UK, the Netherlands, Hanover, Nassau, Brunswick and Prussia ended Napoleon Bonaparte's rule as Emperor of the French.
It was named in honour and gratitude after Gebhard von Blucher, the Prussian general whose intervention at Waterloo turned the battle against Napoleon.