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Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher - Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross ( Blucherstern )
Rank: Generalfeldmarschall
Date of Award: 1813
Cross Class: Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross ( Blucherstern )
Branch of Service: Army
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Mini Biography: Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (December 16, 1742 in Rostock (Mecklenburg) - September 12, 1819 in Krieblowitz (Silesia) (now Krobielowice in Poland)), Graf (Count), later elevated to Fürst von Wahlstatt, was a Prussian general who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Honorary citizen of Rostock, and Berlin. Blücher bore the nickname 'Marschall Vorwärts' ('Field Marshal Forward') because of his approach to warfare.
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