Wilhelm von Donnersmarck

Hey there! Karol Henckel here back again with another long-lost family member. If you haven't, check out Lieutenant-General Wilhelm Ludwig Viktor, Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (30 October 1775 in Potsdam – 24 June 1849 in Dessau) was a Prussian officer who fought in the Napoleonic Wars.

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Donnersmarck was born in the year of 1775 in Königsberg. He was in the cavalry of the Prussian army beginning in 1789 at first with line regiments and later with the Guards. He was a part of in all the big Prussian campaigns from 1806 to 1815 like the French Russian Campaign in 1812.  Wilhelm fought at the battles of Lützen, Leipzig, Ligny and Waterloo. In 1813 he was promoted to major-general, and, as he retired from the army to lieutenant-general in 1821. He died in 1849 in Dessau.

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