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Carl Von Clausewitz

CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ (1780-1831) was a Prussian general and military thinker. He fought with the Prussian army in France during the French Revolution and with Russia in the Napoleonic Wars (1806-1815), but became famous as a theorist interested in the examination of war. He wrote an extensive philosophical study of war, which resulted in his principal book On War (1832). Clausewitz died of cholera while commanding Prussian army's efforts to contain a pan-European cholera outbreak.