Johann Wilhelm von Krauseneck
(13.10.1774 - 02.11.1850)
place of birth:  Bayreuth, Oberfranken  (Bavaria)

Königreich Preußen:  Generalstabschef,  General der Infanterie


General of Infantry
and Chief of General Staff Wilhelm von Krauseneck began his military career in 1791 as a cadet in Ansbach's local artillery troop contingent. He was also an engineer and topographer. Krauseneck took part in the 1793-94 campaign in France and in 1807 distinguished himself during fighting at Heilsberg and Eylau, winning the Pour le Merite. In 1813 as a member of Blücher's general staff, he saw action at Bautzen and Lützen, where he was wounded in action. Krauseneck thereafter served as commandant of the fortresses in Graudenz and Mainz. He culminated his distinguished military career by serving for twenty years as Prussian Chief of General Staff from (1829-49).


Generalstabschef   29.11.1829  -  13.05.1848

General der Infanterie  30.03.1838

Pour le Mérite  08.02.1807   (Eichenlaub:  02.10.1815)