Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow
Graf von Dennewitz
(16.02.1755 - 25.02.1816)
place of birth: Falkenberg/Altmark,
Provinz Sachsen (Pruss. Saxony)
Preußen: General der
count and General der Infanterie, Friedrich Wilhelm was the
elder brother of the military theorist Dietrich von Bülow.
He additionally had the reputation of being Field Marshal Gebhard von Blücher's most capable military
Graf von Bülow
was the only commander at that time who never lost a battle.
As a divisional commander and General-Lieutenant, he fought in battles
Halle, and Grossbeeren; he
also lead the defeat of Marshal Oudinot at Luckau
(all engagements in the year 1813). In September of 1813,
General-Lieutenant Bülow von
Dennewitz headed up the troops which repulsed French forces under
Marshal Ney at Dennewitz, and was thus recognized
as the savior of Berlin. Serving under Field Marshal von Blücher in 1814, Bülow
von Dennewitz distinguished himself by thwarting Napoleon's attack at Laon.
In 1815, as general of infantry and IV. Corps commander, his troops led
the Prussian effort against Napoleon's right wing at Waterloo.