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Von Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin; 1730-1794   (view)   (view in production)

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"Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben (born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794), also referred to as the Baron von Steuben, was a Prussian and American military officer. He served as inspector general and major general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812. He served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1730-1794
Clippings: 1927-1975
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118617990
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q213525
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Steuben
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/56927823

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