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Karl Friedrich von Lindenau

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Service/branch  Staff, Infantry
Rank  Feldzeugmeister
Name  Karl von

Born  1746 Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony (1746)
Years of service  Prussia: ?-1789 Austria: 1789-1809
Battles/wars  French Revolutionary Wars Napoleonic Wars
Awards  Military Order of Maria Theresa, KC 1801
Other work  Inhaber Infantry Regiment Nr. 29
Died  February 21, 1817, Vienna, Austria
Battles and wars  French Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars
Allegiance  Kingdom of Prussia, Habsburg Monarchy, Austrian Empire

Karl Friedrich von Lindenau (1746 – 21 February 1817), served in the Prussian army before an incident compelled him to switch allegiance to Habsburg Austria in 1789. A staff officer at the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars, he was asked to mentor the young Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen. The association with Charles lasted for the rest of his military career. After being promoted to general officer in 1797, he led a brigade during the 1799 campaign and was elevated in rank to division commander. In 1803 he was appointed Proprietor (Inhaber) of an infantry regiment. In 1805 he fought with distinction while leading a grenadier division in Italy. The 1809 campaign found him leading an infantry division in Germany, after which he retired from active service.

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