FERDINAND ,duke of
See also:Brunswick (1721-1792), Prussian general
See also:field marshal, was the
See also:fourth son of Ferdinand
See also:Albert, duke of Brunswick, and was
See also:born at Wolfenbiittel on the 12th of
See also:January 1721 . He was carefully educated with a view to a military career, and in his twentieth
See also:year he was made chief of a newly-raised Brunswick regiment in the Prussian service . He was
See also:present in the battles of Mollwitz and Chotusitz . In sue-cession to
See also:Margrave Wilhelm of
See also:Brandenburg, killed at
See also:Prague (1744), Ferdinand received the command of
See also:Frederick the
See also:Great's Leibgarde
See also:battalion, and at Sohr (1745) he distinguished himself so greatly at the
See also:head of his
See also:brigade that Frederick wrote of him, " le
See also:Prince Ferdinand s'est surpassed' The height which he captured was defended by his
See also:brother Ludwig as an officer of the
See also:Austrian service, and another brother of Duke Ferdinand was killed by his side in the
See also:charge . During the ten years' peace he was in the closest
See also:touch with the military
See also:work of Frederick the Great, who supervised the instruction of the guard battalion, and sought to make it a
See also:model of the whole Prussian army . Ferdinand was, moreover, one of the most intimate friends of the
See also:king, and thus he was peculiarly fitted for the tasks which afterwards fell to his lot . In this
See also:time he became svcessively major-general and
See also:lieutenant-general .
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